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SWOSU Juniors Win Cash for High CAAP Scores

December 16, 2008

CAAP Winners
SWOSU juniors who recently won cash prizes in a standardized university examination as a component of institutional assessment included (front from left): Crystal Horn, Kari Watkins, Rayanna Hosokawa and Minoma Nixon. Back from left-Emily Garrison, Reanna Barker, Daniel Moran, Jessica Boling, Carissa Fischer, Megan Lee and SWOSU Assessment Director Jan Noble.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently sponsored a standardized university examination as a component of institutional assessment for SWOSU students on the Weatherford campus.

Eligible SWOSU juniors were asked to be involved in completing at least two of four tests in the areas of Critical Thinking, Reading, Writing Essay and Writing Skills. Winning students won cash prizes.

Jan Noble, director of assessment at SWOSU, said the event was supported by the SWOSU Student Government Association, faculty committees and administration. The four test areas are part of ACT’s Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP).

In the Critical Thinking area, Rayanna Hosokawa and Daniel Moran each won $250 for tying with the top two scores. Emily Garrison, Shasta Jones and Kari Watkins each won $59 by tying for third place.

In Reading, Emily Garrison won $300 for the highest score. Rayanna Hosokawa, Megan Lee and Daniel Moran each won $117 by tying for second place. Jessica Boling won $25 for the fifth highest score.

In Writing Essay, Jessica Boling won $300 for the highest score. Reanna Barker, Crystal Horn, Daniel Moran and Minoma Nixon all won $94 by tying for second place.

In Writing Skills, Emily Garrison, Megan Lee and Daniel Moran each won $200 by tying for the highest score.  Kari Watkins won $50 for the fourth highest score and Reanna Barker, Carissa Fischer and Rayanna Hosokawa each won $25 by tying for the fifth highest score.

Noble said SWOSU CAAP results both last year and this year were slightly better than the national average. 

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