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Mathematics, BA/BS - Secondary Certification

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome SEC-A Content Knowledge

Secondary majors have specialized content knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics.
Objective 1 Secondary majors will have high pass rates on the state-required Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
95% (19/20) of GVSU students who attempted the secondary mathematics subject area test in 2018-19 passed it within the time frame set by the state of Michigan.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In 2017-18 (n=20), the subarea pass rates were: (1) 85% (2) 85% (3) 75% (4) 85%.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In 2016-17 (n=16), the subarea pass rates were: (1) 75% (2) 88% (3) 69% (4) 94%.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Results improved slightly across the board, with gains ranging from 1 to 8 percentage points. This cohort met our Target in 3 of the 4 sub-score areas.

Objective 2 Secondary majors will demonstrate the ability to use correct axiomatic reasoning in proofs involving principles of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
5 out of the 9 (56%) secondary education majors enrolled in MTH 331 in F18 were evaluated at or above (2) proficient on indicator 3.8 of the MTH 331 rubric.

Outcome SEC-B Pedagogical Knowledge

Secondary majors have strong pedagogical knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics.
Objective 1 Secondary majors will facilitate lessons in which students are engaged in productive mathematical discussions.