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Group Social Studies, BA/BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome 1 SST/HST Primary and Secondary Sources

History/Social Studies Majors are able to gather and contextualize information from primary and secondary source texts that offer a range of perspectives.
Objective 1 In HST 495 or SST 495, History and Social Studies Majors gather and contextualize information from primary and secondary source texts that offer a range of perspectives.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
In 2018 our findings were as follows • 100-level – All majors: 33.02% emergent or above at mid-semester, slightly below the 40% threshold for the end of the semester • 200-level – All majors: 56.78% emergent or above at mid semester, above the 50% threshold for the end of the semester • 300-level – All majors: 46% emergent or above at mid-semester, below the 60% threshold for the end of the semester (note that in contrast to the 300-level students in EDI 331 last year, almost all of the students in 300 level courses assessed were non-majors). • 400-level – All majors: 73.91% emergent or above at mid semester, above the 65% threshold for the end of the semester The number of majors captured by the assessment process was 23 for HST and 28 for GPST. • Sophomores: 2 HST students are at the emergent level while the 2 GPST students were at the basic level. • Juniors: 77.77% of the 9 HST students are at or above the emergent level (44% proficient, 33% emergent) while the 2 GPST students were at the basic level. • Seniors: 75% of the 12 HST students are at or above the emergent level (50% proficient, 25% emergent) while 60.52% of the 28 GPST students were at or above the emergent level (17.86% proficient, 42.86% emergent).

Outcome 3 SST Social Studies Data Literacy

Social Studies Majors are able to analyze, interpret, and organize data to address Social Studies problems.
Objective 2 Social Studies majors develop the ability to analyze, interpret, and organize data to address Social Studies problems.

Outcome 4 SST Answering Questions about the Past

Social Studies students generate significant, open-ended questions about the past and devise strategies to answer.
Objective 2 Social Studies students develop the ability to generate significant, open-ended questions about the past and devise strategies to answer these queries from the perspective of multiple disciplines over the course of the major.