Measurement of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP)
The Measurement of Academic Proficiency and Progress, formerly The Academic Profiles Test (APT), is being used by the college to provide a direct assessment of our students' progress in acquiring the academic skills that accompany their learning in general education-required courses.
This ETS instrument measures general education skills in critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics by presenting questions in the context of reading and problem solving in the social sciences, the humanities, the natural sciences, and mathematics. First year cohorts in 2002, 2003, and 2004 were given the test during August orientation weekend. The same cohorts were offered the test as juniors in the spring of 2005, 2006, and 2007 as second semester juniors. The general education program in conjunction with the Office of Research, Planning and Assessment administered the tests through fall 2008.
The most recent freshman cohort was given the test beginning September 9th, 2008 in First Year Experience classes. It is projected that this cohort of individuals will again be given the test in the spring of 2010. As a standardized instrument this test yields the college important results–both as to how our students are progressing over the course of their college careers, but also as to how our students compare–both as freshmen and 2nd semester juniors when compared to cohorts of students from across the U.S.
Descriptive Statistics by Cohort: 2002/2005, 2003/2006, 2004/2007