Math/CS 299/399 Colloquium in Mathematics & Computer Science I & II Fall 2014  

Departmental Assessment

Overview

One of the requirements for Math/CS 399 is to complete a departmental assessment. The goal of this assessment is to evaluate how well the department has met its goals of educating students and to receveive feedback on how to improve the department.

Specifics

Currently, the department uses the Major Field Test for this assessment. "The test ... is a test of achievement in your field of study. It will provide a measure of your mastery of concepts, principles, and knowledge at the end of study within your major field. You may not use books, calculators, or aids of any kind. ... This test will be scored based on the number of questions answered correctly. There is no penalty for guessing, so you should try to answer every question. It is better to guess at an answer than not respond at all, because there is a chance of getting the question right. Don't spend too much time on questions you don't know. Note those questions in your test book and go on. You may have time when you have finished the section to go back and think more about those questions. You should respond to at least half of the questions in each section of the test. You will have a total of two hours to work on the test, which is divided into two sections of one hour each." (From the Test Admisistration Manual).

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While your performance on the test has no bearing on your passing 399, it is important for you take the test seriously.


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