CAAP

CAAP

Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) is the standardized and nationally normed assessment program that enables the institution to assess, evaluate, and enhance student learning outcomes.  UW-Superior participates in this program primarily to fulfill one of the requirements for the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) and administrates "Writing" and "Critical Thinking" modules to a sample of first-year students and seniors, once every three years. 

CAAP Test Results, 2009-2011

The aggregated results indicated that our seniors were above national average for essay writing and critical thinking. 

UW-Superior Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) Results (2009-2011)

 

Essay Writing
(highest score = 6.0)

Critical Thinking
(highest score = 80)

UW-Superior

National Average

difference

UW-Superior

National Average

difference

Freshmen
(Fall 2009)

3.0 (N=186)

3.2

-0.2**

59.9(N=157)

62.0

-2.1**

Seniors
(Spring 2011)

3.4 (N=102)

3.2

+0.2**

63.3(N=105)

61.1

+2.2**

** Difference statistically significant at 95% confidence levels.