Business Management 2005-06 Exit Exam Analysis
The Business Management staff reviewed the 2005-06 Exit Exam results and identified
the following related to the five academic areas evaluated by the exam:
a) Students performed above the desired score of 70% on the Business Law,
Customer Service, and Marketing portions of the exam.
b) Students performed below the desired score of 70% on the Economics and
Organizational Behavior portions of the exam.
c) Students demonstrated significant improvement in the Business Law portion of
the test from 2004-05 with a 63.80% to an acceptable 70.42% for 2005-06.
d) Students demonstrated minimal improvement in the Economics portion of the test
from 56.73% in 2004-05 to 58.52% in 2005-06.
e) Students demonstrated minimal improvement in the Organizational Behavior
portion of the test from 59.99% in 2004-05 to 61.43% in 2005-06.
f) That we will continue to ensure proper emphasis of the learning objectives in each
of the five areas through class activities and test questions in both the applicable
core and the capstone courses.
g) That specific analysis of the Economics and Organizational Behavior portions of
the Exit Exam reveals the data contained and recommended actions listed below.
Analysis and Action Taken
Learning Objective 7: Describe the nature and significance of economic choice.
Activity to improve learning: Students continue to perform below expectations when
responding to questions 16, 17, and 19 and scored well on question 18. This is not a
difficult concept and the questions are closely related to one another. We will ensure
proper emphasis in this area in class activities and test questions in both the core and the
Learning Objective 8: Explain how supply and demand interact in the market economy
to determine what is produced, how much, and at what price.
Activity to improve learning: Students performed below expectations when responding
to questions 20 and 22-26 and scored well on question 21.