The first assessment for CJUS 101 was conducted in the Spring of 2005 by Dr. Carlson in one section of CJUS 101 which consisted of 32 students. As described in the plan, questions 1 and 2 dealing with “the ability to locate information” and “the capability for critical thinking, reasoning and analyzing” were tested on the first exam. Results indicated that the students were at the 70 and 73 percentile of giving correct responses. It was felt by the instructor that the test questions will need to be modified slightly to reduce ambiguity.
Questions 3 through 6 were tested on the final exam. Question 3 had 96% correct answers, question 4 was 87%, questions 5 and 6 were both 100%. It was determined that these questions were too easy and needed to be modified for the next testing. The text book that was used during Spring 2005 has now been updated by all CJ professors. The future questions will be modified to reflect the current text book information, while still testing for the same objectives identified in the initial plan.
The initial assessment of CJUS 101, did reveal that the majority of all students met the goal as indicated by receiving more than 60% of the correct answers on the specified questions.