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MEASURING MY CRITICAL THINKING Average Think Survey Scores Correlated with Average GPA and Average Credit Hours Surveys Administered Between August 25, 2005 and Feb 2, 2006 N=2,143 Description of Study: Measuring My Critical Thinking is an on-line survey based upon the indicators of Valencia's core competency Think. The survey was administered 6,333 times between August 25, 2005 and February 2, 2006. To determine if a pattern of correlation exists among the scores, the following steps were taken: • The scores of students who took the survey more than once were removed. • The scores of individuals with no credit hours were removed to be reasonably sure that faculty members' scores are not reflected in the following correlations. Findings: For each results category (beginning, developing, competent, and accomplished), average scores found to be positively correlated to the number of credit hours and to average GPA. + Results Category

Student N

Average Survey Score

Average GPA

7 141 1,102 893

3.29 9.10 13.40 17.44

1.89 2.64 2.84 2.98

Average Credit Hours 25.71 29.57 30.27 32.20

2,143

14.76

2.88

31.01

(score range)

Beginning (1 – 5) Developing (6 – 10) Competent (11 – 15) Accomplished (16 – 20)

Grand Total

Surveys Administered between August 25, 2005 and February 2, 2006 Average Credit Hrs. Average Survey Score Average GPA

35.0 30.0

32.20

30.27

29.57 25.71

25.0 20.0

17.44 15.0

13.40

10.0 5.0 0.0

9.10 3.29 1.89 Beginning

2.64 Developing

2.84 Competent

2.98 Accomplished

Next Steps: Continue validation of the survey instrument • Pursue the identification of new students' scores • Conduct analysis of the observed increase that may be due to attrition shift. Learning Evidence Team 1/18/2008


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