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James Madison University: Assessment
Physics 240/250 are University Physics I and II, the calculus-based introductory sequence taken by physics, engineering, and chemistry majors. It is taught using LAs in a flipped class approach. P240 students take the FCI. We are currently compiling the data for the CSE&M assessment for the spring course.
Semester |
Number of sections taught* |
Number of matched students** |
Pre-test average (%) |
Post-test average (%) |
Average normalized gain g*** |
Standard error of g**** |
P240, Fall 2013 |
6 |
182 |
42 |
62 |
0.34 |
0.02 |
P250, Spring 2014 |
4 |
157 |
28 |
45 |
0.23 |
0.03 |
*If multiple sections of a course are taught by different instructors in a particular semester, please separate assessment data from sections taught by instructors who employ reformed or interactive curriculum and teaching methods and data from sections taught by instructors who employ traditional curriculum and teaching methods.
**If possible, calculate average scores only from students whose pre-tests and post-tests can be matched.
***Use the following formula to calculate the average normalize gain for matched pre- and post-test pairs:
Average normalized gain g =
****Standard error =