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History and Social Studies Core Learning Outcomes (SST BA/BS + Elementary, Secondary; HST BA/BS + Secondary)

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
This assessment instrument was administered to students at the 400-level to test proficiency. • 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).

Objective 16 In 200-level HST Courses, 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 6 SST-HST Disciplinary Conventions

History and Social Studies Majors craft scholarly writing using the conventions of the discipline.
Objective 1 History/Social Studies Majors develop the ability to craft historical writing using the conventions of the discipline over the course of the major.

Outcome 7 WRT Written Communication (undergraduate)

Write effectively for multiple purposes and audiences.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Develop content that is appropriate to a specific disciplinary or professional context, drawing upon relevant sources.
• Organize written material to suit the purposes of the document and meet the needs of the intended audience.
• Express ideas using language that meets the needs and expectations of the intended audience.
• Use conventions of grammar, punctuation, usage, formatting, and citation appropriate to the specific writing situation.
Objective 15 Outcome 7 HST-SST: Students will write effectively for multiple purposes and audiences.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
At the 100-level, 83.49% of students achieved basic proficiency At the 200-level, 77.75% of students achieved basic proficiency At the 300-level, 90% of students achieved basic proficiency At the 400-level, 82.61% of students achieved basic proficiency