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Juniors Take the CAAP at SWOSU
November 13, 2007
Several Southwestern Oklahoma State University juniors recently won cash prizes for participating in ACT’s Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) exams on the SWOSU campus in Weatherford.
SWOSU added an annual standardized university examination as a component of institutional assessment. Faculty committees and administration agreed to utilize four components of the CAAP program including critical thinking, reading, writing essay, and writing skills.
Winners of $100 were: LaGena Elmore, Weatherford; Candice Gaffney, Clinton; Lacey Scheffler, Hitchcock; and Theresa Shaklee, Kremlin. The $50 winners were Nicole Floyd, Thomas; Bobbi Poff, Elk City; Maxine Quaye, Oklahoma City; and Chantel Summers, Elk City. Winners of $25 were Ashley Calhoun, Amber; James Crittenden, Mustang; Cole Huber, Clinton; and Nathan Treadaway, Woodward.
Jan Noble, director of assessment at SWOSU, said the Student Government Association supported the program. Eligible SWOSU juniors were asked to be involved in completing two of the four tests. As a means of showing appreciation for their contribution, the names of those who participated were entered into a drawing for 12 cash prizes.
Noble said after scores are returned in December, there will be 20 cash prizes awarded to students with the highest scores. Cash prizes will range from $25 to $300.