WAC Student Evaluations

Survey Data (2002-2014)
Survey Data (1993-2001)

Anonymous Questionnaire Survey of WAC Classes (2002-2014)

                                                                    Percentage of Agreement

Fall 2002 Spring 2003 Fall 2003 Spring 2004 Fall 2004 Spring 2005 Fall 2005 Spring 2006 Fall 2006 Spring 2007 Fall 2007 Spring 2008 Fall 2008 Spring 2009 Fall 2009 Spring 2010 Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Fall 2011 SPRING 2012 fall 2012 spring 2013 FALL 2013 Spring 2014
Total Number of
respondents
124 80 136 234 - 195 219 188 322 206 300 90 230 80 288 138 138 113 149 176 208 95 109 77
                                                 
Questionnaire Item                                                
1. The writing assignments in this course:                                                
- made me read carefully. 68.5 70.0 69.1 66.7 - 81.0 54.8 83.5 71.1 78.2 63 93 54 83 67 84 82 96 91.2 90 79 95 99 90
- helped me make sense of the lesson. 68.5 73.8 66.9 79.5 - 82.1 56.2 83.0 69.9 81.6 60 90 70 74 64 80 86.2 94 94 87 75 83 95 95
- encouraged me to think critically about the subject matter. 83.9 88.8 86.0 88.9 - 86.7 64.8 87.8 82.6 90.8 72 91 75 88 80 91 95.6 99 95 93 90 89 99 95
                                                 
2. The writing instruction helped me                                                
- organize my thoughts and present them in a comprehensible format. 83.9 93.8 85.3 88.9 - 90.3 63.9 89.9 80.1 89.8 80 92 77 91 78 91 91 96 93 90 87 86 93 96
-  follow the text conventions of the discipline. 64.5 65.0 68.4 73.9 - 85.1 57.1 84.0 72.4 79.6 60 84 60 75 70 78 83.3 95 90 86 75.4 85 94 86
- practice the skills taught in Freshman English. 66.1 62.5 72.1 70.9 - 68.7 53.0 72.9 35.1 66.0 26 86 61 70 61 78 79.7 88 81 81 72.1 75 91 91
                                               

Anonymous Questionnaire Survey of WAC Classes (1993-2001)

Sample: 1,944 respondents                        Percentage of Agreement and Mean Score

Questions:

  1. The writing assignments in this course made me read carefully.
  2. The writing assignments helped me make sense of the lessons.
  3. The writing assignments encouraged me to think critically about the subject matter.
  4. Writing instruction helped me organize my thoughts and present them in a comprehensible format.
  5. Writing instruction helped me master the text conventions of the discipline (e.g., formats, documentation style).
  6. Writing instruction reinforced the skills taught in Freshman English 002 and 003 (including editing skills).
  7. I have worked hard on the writing assignments.
  8. A writing-intensive course like this one is valuable.
  9. Writing is essential to success in the field of study or career that I plan to pursue.
QUESTION SA A D SD NA MI M S
Critical Reading 57.5 37.7 3.7 1.2 24 8 3.52 0.63
Comprehending Lessons 48.4 43.2 6.8 1.5 32 8 3.39 0.68
Critical Thinking 58.7 35.3 5.0 1.0 21 7 3.52 0.64
Organizing Thoughts 45.9 45.7 6.9 1.6 28 6 3.36 0.68
Mastering Conventions 33.4 49.7 14.9 2.0 81 12 3.15 0.74
Reinforcing FE Skills 38.0 46.3 13.4 2.3 109 12 3.20 0.75
Effort 56.0 38.6 4.7 0.7 13 7 3.50 0.62
Value of a WAC Course 57.3 35.0 5.7 2.0 30 13 3.48 0.70
Contribution to Career 65.2 27.2 6.3 1.3 21 61 3.56 0.67

Key:    SA = 4 = Strongly Agree, A = 3 = Agree, D = 2 =Disagree, SD = 1 =Strongly     Disagree, NA = Not Applicable, MI = Missing, M = Mean Score, S = Standard               Deviation