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SWOSU Seniors Achieve High Scores on the CAAP

May 3, 2011

SWOSU Seniors
Among the SWOSU seniors who recently won cash prizes in a standardized university examination as a component of institutional assessment included (front from left): Amanda Booze, Ingrid Simmons, Sloane Wellner, Melody Elder, Elijah Zoschke and Amanda Cortes. Back from left—Felicia Raihl, Kenneth Gorman, Carrie Boothe, Krista Boone and Jacob Heck.

SWOSU Students
Among the SWOSU seniors who recently won cash prizes in a standardized university examination as a component of institutional assessment included (left) Zianna Stewart and Lindsay McNeill.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently sponsored a standardized university examination as a component of institutional assessment for SWOSU students on the Weatherford campus, and several students won cash prizes ranging from $12 to $200.

This was the fourth year for SWOSU to administer ACT’s Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) exams.

Eligible SWOSU seniors were asked to be involved in completing two components of tests in Critical Thinking and Writing Essay.

Jan Noble, director of assessment at SWOSU, said the exams were supported by the SWOSU Student Government Association, faculty committees and administration.

Noble said SWOSU scores were better than the national average as well as improved from last year’s results. On a scale of 40-80, SWOSU seniors received an average score of 64.9 on the critical thinking objective test with the national average being 63.0.  In the writing essay test, SWOSU students earned an average score of 3.4 on a scale of 1-6 with the national average being 3.3.   

The following students won achievement awards:

Critical Thinking—Krista Boone, Carrie Boothe, Amanda Booze, Trevor Brownen, Amber Cortes, Kenneth Gorman, Emma Grosz, Jacob Heck, Logan Howard, Lindsay McNeill, Jason Miranda, Felicia Raihl, Sloane Wellner and Elijah Zoschke.

Writing Essay—Krista Boone, Amber Cortes, Melody Elder, Jacob Heck, Lindsay McNeill, Jason Miranda, Melissa Nichols, Caleb Roberts, Cassie Roberts, Ingrid Simmons, Zianna Stewart, Gina Sullivan, Toni Trim, Sloane Wellner, Jade Wyre and Elijah Zoschke.

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