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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Learning Outcomes

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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire administered the ACT CAAP in 2011.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire conducted a Value-added administration of the ACT CAAP in 2011. The results are displayed below in the SLO Results tab.

For additional information on UWEC’s process for administering ACT CAAP, please click on the Assessment Process Tab below. For information on the students included in the administration, please click the Students Tested Tab.

Why did you choose the ACT CAAP for your institutional assessment?

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Which University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire students are assessed? When?

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How are assessment data collected?

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How are data reported within University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire?

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How are assessment data at UWEC used to guide program improvements?

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Of 2650 freshmen students eligible to be tested, 409 (15%) were included in the tested sample at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.


Of 3178 senior students eligible to be tested, 433 (14%) were included in the tested sample at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.


Probability sampling, where a small randomly selected sample of a larger population can be used to estimate the learning gains in the entire population with statistical confidence, provides the foundation for campus-level student learning outcomes assessment at many institutions. It's important, however, to review the demographics of the tested sample of students to ensure that the proportion of students within a given group in the tested sample is close to the proportion of students in that group in the total population. Differences in proportions don't mean the results aren't valid, but they do mean that institutions need to use caution in interpreting the results for the groups that are under-represented in the tested sample.

Undergraduate Student Demographic Breakdown

  Freshmen Seniors
Eligible Students Tested Students Eligible Students Tested Students
Gender Female 60% 58% 60% 61%
Male 40% 42% 40% 39%
Other or Unknown <1% <1% <1% <1%
Race/
Ethnicity
US Underrepresented Minority 9% 7% 6% 5%
White / Caucasian 87% 87% 92% 89%
International 4% 2% 1% 1%
Unknown 1% 3% 2% 5%
Low-income (Eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant) 27% 25% 30% 22%

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The VSA advises institutions to follow assessment publisher guidelines for determining the appropriate number of students to test. In the absence of publisher guidelines, the VSA provides sample size guidelines for institutions based on a 95% confidence interval and 5% margin of error. So long as the tested sample demographics represent the student body, this means we can be 95% certain that the "true" population learning outcomes are with +/- 5% of the reported results. For more information on Sampling, please refer to the Research Methods Knowledge Base

The increase in learning on the performance task is at or near what would be expected at an institution testing students of similar academic abilities.

The increase in learning on the analytic writing task is at or near what would be expected at an institution testing students of similar academic abilities.

Writing Detail

The charts below show the distribution of student scores on the ACT CAAP Written Communication Test. The ACT CAAP Written Communication Test is scored on a rubric with scores ranging from 1 to 6 at intervals of .5 with 6 representing a higher or better score. Each student’s response is scored by two raters; the ratings distributions for each rater are shown below. The Overall Writing Score is an average of the two ratings

Critical Thinking Detail

The chart below shows the distribution of student scores on the ACT CAAP Critical Thinking Test. Students receive a scaled score between 1 and 80, with 80 representing a higher or better score