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Evaluating A Measure Of Student Effectiveness In An Undergraduate Psychology Program, Colin Omori Jan 2017

Evaluating A Measure Of Student Effectiveness In An Undergraduate Psychology Program, Colin Omori

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This study evaluates the utility of a measure of student knowledge in various areas of psychology. The 40-item measure is a revision of a pilot test from last year, and was distributed to 90 undergraduate psychology students at a Midwestern university. The average score on the assessment was 19.87 (SD = 6.20), or 49.68%. Future directions for the assessment include validation by professors, leading to the revision and removal of items. An additional suggestion is increased enforcement in regard to student participation: The study's 90-student sample was obtained after omitting 173 students who did not finish the exam, did not …