Integrated Science Education, (B.S.)

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Assessment Report
July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
PROGRAM(S) ASSESSED BS (Integrated science)
ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR Jim Tomlin
YEAR _3_________ of a _4_________YEAR CYCLE
1. ASSESSMENT MEASURES EMPLOYED
Briefly describe the assessment measures employed during the
year.
 What was done?
The Physics, Chemistry, and General Science Praxis II
Test scores were obtained for selected program completers
to assess undergraduate integrated science knowledge .
Graduation data was obtained from COSM
Licensure data was obtained from TED

Who participated in the process?
Students who The Physics, Chemistry, and General Science
Praxis II Test for that year and whose scores were reported
to WSU Praxis II data base. COSM Deans office and TED
reported graduation and licensure data respectively.

What challenges (if any) were encountered?
Originally it was intended to also report Praxis III data but
we were unable to obtain access to those scores.
2. ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
List the objectives and outcomes assessed during the year, and
briefly describe the findings for each.
The learning outcomes of the program were identified as:
a. knowledge of specific to the fields of chemistry and physics as
well as major ideas common to both fields, including the nature
of matter and interactions of energy and matter.
SUMMARY MATRIX (n=4)
Score
(avg. rating across students)
11.75/24
Range
II.
CHEM:MOLE/PERIO
DICITY/REACTIONS
/SOLUTIONS/STRU
CTURAL/DESCRIPTI
VE/SAFETY
12.75/32
7-22
III.
PHYSICS:MECHANI
CS/HEAT/ELECTRIC
ITY/MAGNETISM/W
AVE
MOTION/NUCLEAR
PHY.
14.25/36
7-27
IV. EARTH AND
SPACE SCIENCE
7.75/12
5-11
V. LIFE SCIENCE
9.0/12
7-11
I. MAJOR IDEAS OF
CHEM. PHYS.
NATURE/INTERACTI
ON OF ENERGY AND
7-16
A cohort of two students graduated from the program, passed The
Physics, Chemistry, and General Science Praxis II Test and obtained
admission to graduate school.
Two students obtained provisional licensure and employment.
Benchmarks of successes are determined by:
80% of WSU integrated science education students pass the PRAXIS II
tests.
This benchmark was met (2/2)
80% of WSU integrated science education students pass each component
subscale of the PRAXIS II tests with a minimum of 75%.
This benchmark was met on only 1out 5 subscales (i.e. life science)
90% of WSU integrated science education students seeking employment
succeed within one year of entering the job market.
This benchmark was met (2/2)
80% of WSU integrated science education students pass the PRAXIS III
assessment.
This benchmark could not be measured
3. PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS
No changes were made to curriculum
4. ASSESSMENT PLAN COMPLIANCE
Explain deviations from the plan (if any).
Again PIII data was unobtainable
5. NEW ASSESSMENT DEVELOPMENTS
Describe developments (if any) regarding assessment measures,
communication, faculty or staff involvement, benchmarking, or other
assessment variables.
We will not be using PIII data in future assessments.
Moreover we will reevaluate the realistic goal levels for benchmark
attainment for the second Benchmark.
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