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Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)

CAAP

The CAAP is “the standardized, nationally normed assessment program from ACT that enables postsecondary institutions to assess, evaluate, and enhance student learning outcomes and general education program outcomes.” In recent years, TTU has administered the CAAP Test Modules for Science, Mathematics, and Writing Skills to juniors and seniors to help assess for student learning in these core areas. The TTU CAAP results can be compared to the results from national samples to evaluate how TTU juniors and seniors compare to other University juniors and seniors nationally. As shown in the following table, the TTU juniors and seniors are scoring at or above the national average in each of these core areas.

 

 

Junior Mean Scores

Senior Mean Scores

Test Module

Administration

TTU Sample

National Sample

TTU Sample

National Sample

Science

Fall 2010

61.4

61.4

61.3

60.7

Fall 2011

61.2

61.3

   61.6**

    60.4**

Mathematics

Spring 2011

     60.7***

      58.0***

     59.6***

      56.8***

Spring 2012

58.5

58.1

     59.1***

      56.6***

Writing Skills

Spring 2011

62.9

63.1

62.7

 63.2

Spring 2012

63.5

63.1

62.7

 63.0

Note: *p<.01, **p<.001, ***p<.0001 for comparing TTU sample and National Sample means

The Office of Planning and Assessment is grateful for the faculty and students that have helped to support and participate in the CAAP. Each test administration has been accompanied by a drawing from among participating students for a free iPad. Congratulations to the following students who were randomly selected as winners for these past administrations: Lauren McGraw, Corbin Ray, Samantha Jacoby, Bethany Horner, Taylor Weeks, and Daniel Mason.

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