NSSE08 Benchmark Comparisons Report (UW-Parkside)
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UUniversitve s y of Wisconsin-Parksideo W sco s s deBenchmark ComparisonsAugust 2008Interpreting the Benchmark Comparisons ReportTo focus discussions about the importance of student engagement and guide institutional improvement efforts, NSSE created five Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice: Level of Academic Challenge, Active and Collaborative Learning, Student-Faculty Interaction, Enriching Educational Experiences, and Supportive Campus Environment. This Benchmark Comparisons Report compares the performance of your institution with your selected peers or consortium. In addition, page 9 provides two other comparisons between your school and (a) above-average institutions with benchmarks in the top 50% of all NSSE institutions and (b) high-performing institutions with benchmarks in the top 10% of all NSSE institutions. These displays allow you to determine if the engagement of your typical student differs in a statistically significant, meaningful way from the average student in these comparison groups. More detailed information about how benchmarks are created can be found on the NSSE Web site at www.nsse.iub.edu/2008_Institutional_Report/.Statistical SignificanceBenchmarks with mean differences that are larger than would be expected by chance alone are noted with one, two, or three asterisks, denoting one of three Class and Sample significance levels (p<.05, p< .01, and p<.001). The smaller the significance level, Means are reported for ...

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Benchmark Comparisons August 2008
Interpreting the Benchmark Comparisons Report
To focus discussions about the importance of student engagement and guide institutional improvement efforts, NSSE created five Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice: Level of Academic Challenge, Active and Collaborative Learning, Student-Faculty Interaction, Enriching Educational Experiences, and Supportive Campus Environment. This Benchmark Comparisons Report compares the performance of your institution with your selected peers or consortium. In addition, page 9 provides two other comparisons between your school and (a) above-average institutions with benchmarks in the top 50% of all NSSE institutions and (b) high-performing institutions with benchmarks in the top 10% of all NSSE institutions. These displays allow you to determine if the engagement of your typical student differs in a statistically significant, meaningful way from the average student in these comparison groups. More detailed information about how benchmarks are created can be found on the NSSE Web site at www.nsse.iub.edu/2008_Institutional_Report/.
Class and Sample Means are reported for first-year students and seniors. Institution-reported class ranks are used. All randomly selected students are included in these analyses. Students in targeted or locally administered oversamples are not included.
Mean The mean is the weightedarithmetic average of student level benchmark scores.
Benchmark Description & Survey Items A description of the benchmark and the individual items used in its creation are summarized.
Statistical Significance Benchmarks with mean differences that are larger than would be expected by chance alone are noted with one, two, or three asterisks, denoting one of three significance levels (p<.05, p< .01, and p<.001). The smaller the significance level, the smaller the likelihood that the difference is due to chance. Please note that statistical significance does not guarantee that the result is substantive or important. Large sample sizes (as with the NSSE project) tend to produce more statistically significant results even though the magnitude of mean differences may be inconsequential. It is recommended to consult effect sizes to judge the practical meaning of the results.
Level of Academic Challenge (LAC) Benchmark Comparisons
Class First-Year Senior
100
75
50
25
51.8
0 NSSEville State
NSSEville State
a Mean 51.8 55.7
FirstYear
52.1
Mid East Public
51.5
Carnegie Class
Mid East Public Effect a b c Mean SigSize52.1 -.02 55.2 .04
51.7
NSSE 2008
100
75
50
25
NSSEville State compared with:
Carnegie Class Effect a b c Mean SigSize51.5 .02 55.1 .05
55.7
0 NSSEville State
Senior
55.2
Mid East Public
NSSE 2008 a b Mean Sig51.7 55.6
55.1
Carnegie Class
55.6
NSSE 2008
Effect c Size.00 .01
Level of Academic Challenge (LAC) Items Challenging intellectual and creative work is central to student learning and collegiate quality. Colleges and universities promote high levels of student achievement by emphasizing the importance of academic effort and setting high expectations for student performance. - Preparing for class (studying, reading, writing, rehearsing, etc. related to academic program) - Number of assigned textbooks, books, or book-length packs of course readings - Number of written papers or reports of 20 pages or more; number of written papers or reports of between 5 and 19 pages; and  number of written papers or reports of fewer than 5 pages - Coursework emphasizing analysis of the basic elements of an idea, experience or theory - Coursework emphasizing synthesis and organizing of ideas, information, or experiences into new, more complex interpretations  and relationships - Coursework emphasizing the making of judgments about the value of information, arguments, or methods - Coursework emphasizing application of theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations - Working harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or expectations - Campus environment emphasizing time studying and on academic work
a See theNSSE Effect Size Interpretation Guideat www.nsse.iub.edu/html/effect_size_guide.cfm for additional information.
a Effect Size Effect size indicates the practical significance of the mean difference. It is calculated by dividing the mean difference by the pooled  . , an effect size of .2 is often considered small, .5 moderate, and .8 large. A positive sign indicates that your institution’s mean was greater, thus showing an affirmative result for the institution. A negative sign indicates the institution lags behind the comparison group, suggesting that the student behavior or institutional practice represented by the item may warrant attention.
Bar Charts A visual display of first-year and senior mean benchmark scores for your institution and your selected peer or consortium groups.
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Level of Academic Challenge (LAC) Benchmark Comparisons
Class First-Year Senior
100
75
50
25
0
50.6
UW-Parkside
UWParkside
a Mean 50.6 55.5
FirstYear
49.5
UW Comprehensives
49.6
Selected Peers
UW Comprehensives Effect a b c Mean SigSize49.5 .09 54.9 .05
Level of Academic Challenge (LAC) Items
.
NSSE 2008
100
75
50
25
0
NSSE 2008 Benchmark Comparisons University of WisconsinParkside
UWParkside compared with:
Selected Peers Effect a b c Mean SigSize49.6 .07 54.8 .05
UW-Parkside
Senior
UW Comprehensives
NSSE 2008
a Mean 52.9 56.5
Selected Peers
b Sig*
NSSE 2008
Effect c Size-.16 -.07
Challenging intellectual and creative work is central to student learning and collegiate quality. Colleges and universities promote high levels of student achievement by emphasizing the importance of academic effort and setting high expectations for student performance.
Preparing for class (studying, reading, writing, doing homework or lab work, etc. related to academic program) Number of assigned textbooks, books, or book-length packs of course readings Number of written papers or reports of 20 pages or more; number of written papers or reports of between 5 and 19 pages; and number of written papers or reports of fewer than 5 pages Coursework emphasizes:Analysisof the basic elements of an idea, experience or theory Coursework emphasizes:Synthesisand organizing of ideas, information, or experiences into new, more complex interpretations and relationships Coursework emphasizes:Making of judgmentsabout the value of information, arguments, or methods Coursework emphasizes:Applyingtheories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations Working harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or expectations Campus environment emphasizes: Spending significant amount of time studying and on academic work.
a Weightedbygender,enrollmentstatus,andinstitutionalsize. b * p<.05 ** p<.01 ***p<.001 (2-tailed). c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
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Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL) Benchmark Comparisons
Class First-Year Senior
100
75
50
25
0
38.4
UW-Parkside
UWParkside
a Mean 38.4 51.0
FirstYear
39.1
UW Comprehensives
39.6
Selected Peers
UW Comprehensives Effect a b c Mean SigSize39.1 -.05 52.1 -.07
42.5
NSSE 2008
Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL) Items
100
75
50
25
0
NSSE 2008 Benchmark Comparisons University of WisconsinParkside
UWParkside compared with:
Selected Peers Effect a b c Mean SigSize39.6 -.07 50.2 .05
.
UW-Parkside
Senior
.
UW Comprehensives
NSSE 2008
a Mean 42.5 50.8
50.2
Selected Peers
b Sig***
50.8
NSSE 2008
Effect c Size-.25 .01
Students learn more when they are intensely involved in their education and asked to think about what they are learning in different settings. Collaborating with others in solving problems or mastering difficult material prepares students for the messy, unscripted problems they will encounter daily during and after college.
Asked questions in class or contributed to class discussions Made a class presentation Worked with other students on projectsduring class Worked with classmatesoutside of classto prepare class assignments Tutored or taught other students (paid or voluntary) Participated in a community-based project (e.g., service learning) as part of a regular course Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with others outside of class (students, family members, co-workers, etc.)
a Weightedbygender,enrollmentstatus,andinstitutionalsize. b * p<.05 ** p<.01 ***p<.001 (2-tailed). c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
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StudentFaculty Interaction (SFI) Benchmark Comparisons
Class First-Year Senior
100
75
50
25
0
33.5
UW-Parkside
UWParkside
a Mean 33.5 43.5
FirstYear
30.8
UW Comprehensives
34.3
Selected Peers
StudentFaculty Interaction (SFI) Items
UW Comprehensives Effect a b c Mean SigSize30.8 * .16 41.8 .09
34.6
NSSE 2008
100
75
50
25
0
NSSE 2008 Benchmark Comparisons University of WisconsinParkside
UWParkside compared with:
Selected Peers Effect a b c Mean SigSize34.3 -.04 42.5 .05
43.5
UW-Parkside
Senior
41.8
UW Comprehensives
NSSE 2008
a Mean 34.6 42.3
42.5
Selected Peers
b Sig
42.3
NSSE 2008
Students learn firsthand how experts think about and solve practical problems by interacting with faculty members inside and outside the classroom. As a result, their teachers become role models, mentors, and guides for continuous, life-long learning.
Discussed grades or assignments with an instructor Talked about career plans with a faculty member or advisor Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with faculty members outside of class Worked with faculty members on activities other than coursework (committees, orientation, student-life activities, etc.) Received prompt written or oral feedback from faculty on your academic performance Worked on a research project with a faculty member outside of course or program requirements
a Weightedbygender,enrollmentstatus,andinstitutionalsize. b * p<.05 ** p<.01 ***p<.001 (2-tailed). c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
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Effect c Size-.06 .06
Enriching Educational Experiences (EEE) Benchmark Comparisons
Class First-Year Senior
100
75
50
25
0
23.6
UW-Parkside
UWParkside
a Mean 23.6 37.2
FirstYear
23.1
UW Comprehensives
24.1
Selected Peers
UW Comprehensives Effect a b c Mean SigSize23.1 .04 39.4 * -.13
27.5
NSSE 2008
Enriching Educational Experiences (EEE) Items
100
75
50
25
0
NSSE 2008 Benchmark Comparisons University of WisconsinParkside
UWParkside compared with:
Selected Peers Effect a b c Mean SigSize24.1 -.04 35.7 .08
37.2
UW-Parkside
Senior
39.4
UW Comprehensives
NSSE 2008
a Mean 27.5 40.5
35.7
Selected Peers
b Sig*** ***
40.5
NSSE 2008
Effect c Size-.29 -.18
Complementary learning opportunities enhance academic programs. Diversity experiences teach students valuable things about themselves and others. Technology facilitates collaboration between peers and instructors. Internships, community service, and senior capstone courses provide opportunities to integrate and apply knowledge. Participating in co-curricular activities (organizations, campus publications, student government, social fraternity or sorority, etc.) Practicum, internship, field experience, co-op experience, or clinical assignment Community service or volunteer work Foreign language coursework / Study abroad Independent study or self-designed major Culminating senior experience (capstone course, senior project or thesis, comprehensive exam, etc.) Serious conversations with students of different religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal values Serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than your own Using electronic medium (e.g., listserv, chat group, Internet, instant messaging, etc.) to discuss or complete an assignment Campus environment encouraging contact among students from different economic, social, and racial or ethnic backgrounds Participate in a learning community or some other formal program where groups of students take two or more classes together
a Weightedbygender,enrollmentstatus,andinstitutionalsize. b * p<.05 ** p<.01 ***p<.001 (2-tailed). c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
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Supportive Campus Environment (SCE) Benchmark Comparisons
Class First-Year Senior
100
75
50
25
0
UW-Parkside
UWParkside
a Mean 58.7 57.7
FirstYear
UW Comprehensives
Selected Peers
UW Comprehensives Effect a b c Mean SigSize59.7 -.06 58.4 -.04
NSSE 2008
Supportive Campus Environment (SCE) Items
100
75
50
25
0
NSSE 2008 Benchmark Comparisons University of WisconsinParkside
UWParkside compared with:
Selected Peers Effect a b c Mean SigSize61.1 -.13 59.3 -.08
UW-Parkside
Senior
UW Comprehensives
NSSE 2008
a Mean 61.1 58.0
Selected Peers
b Sig
NSSE 2008
Effect c Size-.13 -.01
Students perform better and are more satisfied at colleges that are committed to their success and cultivate positive working and social relations among different groups on campus.
Campus environment provides the support you need to help you succeed academically Campus environment helps you cope with your non-academic responsibilities (work, family, etc.) Campus environment provides the support you need to thrive socially Quality of relationships with other students Quality of relationships with faculty members Quality of relationships with administrative personnel and offices
a Weightedbygender,enrollmentstatus,andinstitutionalsize. b * p<.05 ** p<.01 ***p<.001 (2-tailed). c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
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NSSE 2008 Benchmark Comparisons With Highly Engaging Institutions
Interpreting the Top 10% and Top 50% Comparisons
This section of the NSSE Benchmark Comparisons report allows you to estimate the performance of your average student in relation to the average student attending two different institutional peer groups identified by NSSE for their high levels of student engagement: (a) those with benchmark scores placing them in the top 50% of all NSSE schools in 2008 and (b) a those with benchmark scores in the top 10% for 2008. These comparisons allow an institution to determine if their engagement of their students differs in significant, meaningful ways from these high performing peer groups.
Example
LAC ACL SFI EEE SCE
NSSEville State Mean 57.1 50.3 37.3 21.8 60.9
Mean 55.8 45.8 37.2 30.0 64.7
NSSE 2008 Top 50% Sig Effect size * .10 *** .28 .01 *** -.63 *** -.21
Mean 60.5 50.7 42.0 34.4 69.7
NSSE 2008 Top 10% Sig Effect size *** -0.28 -0.02 *** -0.24 *** -0.98 *** -0.49
NSSEville State CAN conclude... ŠThe average score for NSSEville State first-year students is slightly above (i.e., small positive effect size) that of the average student attending NSSE 2008 schools that scored in the top 50% on Level of Academic Challenge (LAC). ŠThe average NSSEville State first-year student is as engaged (i.e., not significantly different) as the average student attending NSSE 2008 schools that scored in the top 10% on Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL). ŠIt islikelythat NSSEville State is in the top 50% of all NSSE 2008 schools for first-year students on Level of a,b Academic Challenge (LAC) and Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL).
a NSSEville State CANNOT conclude ... ŠNSSEville State is in the top half of all schools on the Student-Faculty Interaction (SFI) benchmark for first-year b students. ŠNSSEville State is a "top ten percent" institution on Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL) for first-year b students.
For additional information on how to understand and use the Top 50% and Top 10% section of the benchmark report, see www.nsse.iub.edu/2008_Institutional_Report/.
a Precision-weighted means (produced by Hierarchical Linear Modeling) were used to determine the top 50% and top 10% institutions for each benchmark, separately for first-year and senior students. Using this method, benchmark scores of institutions with relatively large standard errors are adjusted substantially toward the grand mean of all students, while those with smaller standard errors receive smaller corrections. Thus, schools with less stable data, though they may have high scores, may not be identified among the top scorers.
b NSSE does not publish the names of the top 50% and top 10% institutions because of our commitment not to release individual school results and because our policy against the ranking of institutions.
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100
75
25
0
50
38.4
Legend UW-Parkside Top 50% Top 10%
First-Year
100
100
75
Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL)
59.7
55.4
NSSE 2008 Benchmark Comparisons With Highly Engaging Institutions University of WisconsinParkside
a Weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. b * p<.05 ** p<.01 ***p<.001 (2-tailed). c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
This display compares your students with those attending schools that scored in the top 50% and top 10% of all NSSE 2008 institutions on a particular benchmark.
100
47.3
47.5
54.3
55.3
50
25
50
25
23.6
75
0
33.0
30.3
37.2
Senior
Senior
0
25
50
75
100
43.5
43.6
65.8
0
60.7
75
25
50
55.5
51.0
49.3
0
Senior
Senio
Level of Academic Challenge (LAC)
59.9
First-Yea
StudentFaculty Interaction (SFI)
First-Year
51.6
First-Year
Enriching Educational Experiences (EEE)
UWParkside a Mean 50.6 38.4 33.5 23.6 58.7 55.5 51.0 43.5 37.2 57.7
UWParkside compared with NSSE 2008 NSSE 2008 Top 50% Top 10% a c a c Mean Sig Effect size Mean Sig Effect size 56.4***-.44 60.7***-.78 47.5***-.54 51.6***-.74 39.7***-.32 43.6***-.48 30.3***-.49 33.0***-.66 65.8***-.39 68.5***-.53 59.9***-.32 63.3***-.58 55.4***-.25 59.7***-.50 49.3***-.27 55.3***-.54 47.3***-.57 54.3***-.99 63.5***-.31 66.7***-.49
Supportive Campus Environment (SCE)
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63.3
First-Year
57.7
63.5
66.7
68.5
Senior
Senior
LAC ACL SFI EEE SCE LAC ACL SFI EEE SCE
58.7
First-Year
50.6
56.4
39.7
33.5
14
1.0
27
.9
LEVEL OF ACADEMIC CHALLENGE (LAC) UW-Parkside (N = 240) 50.6
49 49 53 56 61
.09 .07 -.16 -.44 -.78
60
11
FirstYear Students
41 40 44 48 52
Reference Group Comparison Statistics Deg. of Mean e Freedom Diff. Sig.
71
41
Effect g size
16.3 18.4 18.7 19.4 21.2
.3 .5 .0 .1 .2
.2 .3 .0 .0 .1
1.2
18.2
22 22 26 29 32
SUPPORTIVE CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT (SCE) UW-Parkside (N = 230) 58.7
48 50 52 57 62
39 44 44 50 56
31
44
17 22 22 28 28
Mean Statistics
13.7
67 71 71 76 83
NSSE 2008 Benchmark Comparisons a Detailed Statistics and Effect Sizes University of WisconsinParkside
4,253 334 240 242 256
.532 .492 .000 .000 .000
.5 -.6 -4.0 -6.8 -9.4
278 1,859 211,286 64,711 264
4,018 1,663 181,510 54,641 12,760
89 92 92 94 97
72 73 75 78 81
c SEM
Mean
SD
2.7 -.8 -1.1 -6.2 -10.1
-.06 -.13 -.13 -.39 -.53
-1.0 -2.4 -2.4 -7.1 -9.8
.395 .070 .056 .000 .000
.2 .3 .0 .1 .1
UW Comprehensives Selected Peers NSSE 2008 Top 50% Top 10%
-.7 -1.2 -4.2 -9.2 -13.2
4,126 342 236 237 245
12.3 13.5 13.5 13.1 12.8
UW Comprehensives Selected Peers NSSE 2008 Top 50% Top 10%
263 1,735 191,639 68,552 12,454
.225 .282 .011 .000 .000
1.1 1.0 -2.2 -5.8 -10.0
11.9 13.4 13.6 13.7 14.3
.014 .507 .326 .000 .000
44
14.8 16.9 16.9 17.0 17.9
17.2
1.1
.2 .4 .0 .1 .2
15 14 18 21 23
11 11 11 11 13
7
15
22
28 33 33 39 39
72
61 72 72 78 83
44 50 51 54 58
89
59.7 61.1 61.1 65.8 68.5
23.1 24.1 27.5 30.3 33.0
.8
ENRICHING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES (EEE) UW-Parkside (N = 236) 23.6 11.7
a All statistics are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. b Standard Deviation is a measure of the average amount the individual scores deviate from the mean of all the scores in the distribution. c The 95% confidence interval for the population mean it is equal to the sample mean plus/minus the product of 1.96 times the standard error of the mean. d A percentile is the point in the distribution of student-level benchmark scores at or below which a given percentage of benchmark scores fall. e Degrees of freedom used to compute the t-tests. Values vary for the total Ns due to weighting and the equal variance assumption. f Statistical significance represents the probability that the difference between the mean of your institution and that of the comparison group occurred by chance. g Effect size is calculated by subtracting the comparison group mean from the school mean, and dividing the result by the pooled standard deviation.
69
29 32 36 38 42
8 6 8 11 11
31
47
58
17.1 19.0 18.9 18.4 18.4
.3 .5 .0 .1 .2
49.5 49.6 52.9 56.4 60.7
UW Comprehensives Selected Peers NSSE 2008 Top 50% Top 10%
39.1 39.6 42.5 47.5 51.6
ACTIVE AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING (ACL) UW-Parkside (N = 253) 38.4 16.2
STUDENTFACULTY INTERACTION (SFI) UW-Parkside (N = 240) 33.5
UW Comprehensives Selected Peers NSSE 2008 Top 50% Top 10%
30.8 34.3 34.6 39.7 43.6
UW Comprehensives Selected Peers NSSE 2008 Top 50% Top 10%
71 72 75 77 80
71
-.05 -.07 -.25 -.54 -.74
.481 .297 .000 .000 .000
.16 -.04 -.06 -.32 -.48
.04 -.04 -.29 -.49 -.66
Distribution Statistics d Percentiles 5th 25th 50th 75th 95th
52
31 28 30 33 36
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48
47 50 47 53 56
58 61 61 67 69
30 28 31 35 38
58 59 62 66 70
38
29
22
33
29 29 29 33 38
38 38 42 48 50
19 14 19 24 24
5,062 2,104 227,086 78,115 12,355
5,154 2,161 232,995 55,449 7,971
409 2,075 223,494 65,266 378
NSSE 2008 Benchmark Comparisons a Detailed Statistics and Effect Sizes University of WisconsinParkside
13.5 14.5 14.3 13.8 13.5
.9
24
LEVEL OF ACADEMIC CHALLENGE (LAC) UW-Parkside (N = 377) 55.5
68 67 72 76 81
69 72 72 78 81
51 47 53 60 67
86 92 89 94 97
Seniors
14.7
31
.8
Mean Statistics
56 56 56 67 72
33 31 33 37 40
11
29 24 24 29 33
1.0
19.6
20.6 20.8 21.2 21.5 21.7
11
.9
Reference Group Comparison Statistics Deg. of Mean e Freedom Diff. Sig.
46 45 47 51 54
55 55 57 60 64
64 65 67 70 73
62
67
.09 .05 .06 -.27 -.54
.05 .05 -.07 -.32 -.58
55
45
Distribution Statistics d Percentiles 5th 25th 50th 75th 95th
78
Effect g size
81
-.13 .08 -.18 -.57 -.99
-.07 .05 .01 -.25 -.50
38
52
39
28
62 62 62 67 71
52 48 48 56 57
39 38 38 43 48
56
77 78 79 81 84
28 25 25 31 33
47 47 44 50 56
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58 61 58 64 67
SUPPORTIVE CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT (SCE) UW-Parkside (N = 363) 57.7
UW Comprehensives Selected Peers NSSE 2008 Top 50% Top 10%
STUDENTFACULTY INTERACTION (SFI) UW-Parkside (N = 371) 43.5
52.1 50.2 50.8 55.4 59.7
UW Comprehensives Selected Peers NSSE 2008 Top 50% Top 10%
ACTIVE AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING (ACL) UW-Parkside (N = 384) 51.0 17.7
39.4 35.7 40.5 47.3 54.3
ENRICHING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES (EEE) UW-Parkside (N = 367) 37.2 17.6
b Standard Deviation is a measure of the average amount the individual scores deviate from the mean of all the scores in the distribution. c The 95% confidence interval for the population mean it is equal to the sample mean plus/minus the product of 1.96 times the standard error of the mean. d A percentile is the point in the distribution of student-level benchmark scores at or below which a given percentage of benchmark scores fall.
UW Comprehensives Selected Peers NSSE 2008 Top 50% Top 10%
54.9 54.8 56.5 59.9 63.3
17.5 20.0 19.4 18.9 18.5
e Degrees of freedom used to compute the t-tests. Values vary for the total Ns due to weighting and the equal variance assumption.
.3 .5 .0 .1 .2
83
67
83 83 83 89 94
1.1
.2 .4 .0 .1 .1
21.1
16.6 17.8 17.6 17.2 17.3
13 11 12 18 22
27 22 27 35 43
39 33 40 47 55
58
42
28
72
92
a All statistics are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
49
58.4 59.3 58.0 63.5 66.7
28 28 28 33 39
11 11 11 17 22
23
36
39 39 39 47 56
81 81 81 86 90
.2 .3 .0 .1 .1
.2 .4 .0 .1 .2
16.9 17.5 18.2 17.7 17.3
f Statistical significance represents the probability that the difference between the mean of your institution and that of the comparison group occurred by chance.
g Effect size is calculated by subtracting the comparison group mean from the school mean, and dividing the result by the pooled standard deviation.
UW Comprehensives Selected Peers NSSE 2008 Top 50% Top 10%
.013 .143 .001 .000 .000
-2.3 1.5 -3.3 -10.1 -17.1
UW Comprehensives Selected Peers NSSE 2008 Top 50% Top 10%
436 2,247 244,873 75,730 15,475
.245 .403 .781 .000 .000
-1.1 .8 .2 -4.4 -8.6
41.8 42.5 42.3 49.3 55.3
SD
Mean
1.8 1.0 1.2 -5.8 -11.8
.112 .403 .259 .000 .000
-.04 -.08 -.01 -.31 -.49
c SEM
427 2,153 231,833 379 393
.6 .7 -1.0 -4.3 -7.8
.409 .404 .171 .000 .000
.3 .5 .0 .1 .2
-.6 -1.6 -.2 -5.8 -9.0
.551 .163 .821 .000 .000