One of the goals of the economics program at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is to build our students’ critical thinking skills.
Less than half of students sampled scored "proficient" or above in Knowledge, Comprehension, and Reasoning.
Initial results were not satisfactory, so we tried to help by creating a "guide to success" to help students learn how to create a critical thinking response.
Students showed marked improvements in "Knowledge" and "Comprehension", but not so in "reasoning".
We will continue to use the "Guide to Success" in future classes while we re-evaluate the way we teach and assess critical thinking.
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