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Force Concept Inventory

PHYS 2010, Non-calculus based physics I, science majors (Reformed)

Semester

Number of sections taught*

Number of matched students**

Pre-test

average (%)

Post-test average (%)

Average normalized gain g***

Standard error of g****

Fa 2010

8

177

30.2

51.3

0.31

0.014

Sp 2011

6

120

31.0

49.9

0.24

0.022

Fa 2011

1

20

27.0

49.8

0.33

0.044

Sp 2012

5

55

31.4

46.3

0.22

0.023

Su 2012

2

53

29.5

47.3

0.25

0.045

Fa 2012

7

86

29.0

45.9

0.25

0.017

Sp 2013

7

131

28.3

50.0

0.31

0.016

Fa 2013

7

79

25.2

43.8

0.25

0.020

Force Concept Inventory

PHYS 2110, Calculus based physics I, science majors (NReformed in 2011)

Semester

Number of sections taught*

Number of matched students**

Pre-test

average (%)

Post-test average (%)

Average normalized gain g***

Standard error of g****

Fa 2010

1

14

52.9

58.6

0.15

0.067

Fa 2011 (not reformed)

1

15

44.4

57.6

0.29

0.066

Fa 2011 (reformed)

1

9

58.9

80.4

0.54

0.060

*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 =