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Economics Critical Thinking Assessment

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Kathy Archer
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Susan Azimi-Thomas
Sunday, August 21, 2022 to Tuesday, March 28, 2023
What is the Need/Assessment?: 

One of the goals of the economics program at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is to build our students’ critical thinking skills. 

Describe the necessity for this change: 

Less than half of students sampled scored "proficient" or above in Knowledge, Comprehension, and Reasoning.

Describe what will be (or was) implemented to affect change: 

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.

Interpret, compare and describe the results of the change: 

Students showed marked improvements in "Knowledge" and "Comprehension", but not so in "reasoning".

After analyzing the information, what are the next steps?: 

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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