ERIC Number: ED480926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
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Academic Profile Results for Entering Freshmen. Research Report 2002-03.
Belcheir, Marcia J.; Cucek, Mira
Boise State University, Idaho, now has a better idea how well entering freshmen perform in reading, writing, and mathematics because of an Academic Profile instrument administered to freshmen at Boise State and other institutions. In general, Boise State students performed somewhat below other freshmen. The testing was initiated in response to the recommendation by the Northwest Commission on Accreditation that Boise State conduct more assessment of student learning in core classes. This report is based on the Academic Profile results for 623 entering freshmen. The mean total score was 439.27, which places entering Boise State freshmen in the 38th percentile compared with freshmen at other comprehensive colleges and universities. These data can serve as benchmarks of skill levels. Retesting students after they have completed most of their core requirements will show student academic growth. An appendix describes proficiency levels for the Academic Profile. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boise State Univ., ID. Office of Institutional Assessment.