Assessing Student Progress in meeting the expectations of "The Common Experience"
Notes: The above statistics were calculated on a stratified sample of students selected from the freshman cohort entering in the fall of 2006. The initial "N" value represented slightly more than 10% of the entering class and was deemed statistically viable. These same students were tracked as part of the midpoint and final assessments.
The assessment process utilized a writing assessment rubric with five assessment variables including; Purpose, Organization, Details, Grammar and Syntax as well as Use of Sources. Though there were variable rates of improvement in each of the assessment categories, the overall trend demonstrated significant growth in student aptitude in each of the variable components.
Class of 2011