CBK ETS Examination
The College of Business uses the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) Major Field Test to assess all business majors during their senior year. This exam is designed to measure students' broad business subject knowledge and the ability to apply concepts, theories, facts, and analytical methods. The expectation (benchmark) for student performance as set by the College of Business is that students will "perform above the national norm (50th percentile) in each subject area." Since exam scores have not exceeded this target in every subject, the benchmark remains at the 50th percentile, the current national norm.
|CoB Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) ETS
% Correct GC
|Quantitative Business Analysis||53||43||41||43||42||42||42|
|Legal and Social||52||61||59||60||65||64||63|
|Number of test takers||181||189||205||255||192||277||270|
Economics ETS Major Field Exam
Students take the ETS major field test in economics, a nationally standardized test of economic knowledge, during their Senior Seminar. This is offered each spring semester. Students' mean score for total economics and sub-scores on the micro- and macro- economic components of the exam are compared to those of students at other universities also taking the exam. The department of Economics set as benchmark for student performance on the exam at or above the 50th percentile on each component measured. Department faculty agreed that the goal of achieving outcomes in the upper 50th percentile of the universities administering the ETS exam is desirable, given the academic reputations of these universities, and that this level of achievement is indicative of high performing economics students that exceed nationwide performance standards.
Data demonstrate that annually, GC students continue to meet the benchmark set by the department, scoring in the upper 50th percentile on the two of the three components of the exam total score and the microeconomics sub-score. While the score on the macroeconomics sub-test has not been met each year, it has increased considerably since the first administration of the exam in 2008-2009.
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