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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 =