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Candidates apply formal inquiry strategies in assessing and evaluating processes and resources for learning and performance.

Description of Artifact

This artifact comes from GREV 510 "Educational Statistics I" in Fall 2021 with Dr. Bhowmick. The assignment was to develop research strategies to evaluate learning and performance of a service or program in our personal or professional roles.  


This project connects to the indicator well because it was developed to evaluate whether or not the GPA of a student's last 60 credits could be a predictor for success in the Masters of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner program.  As the Director of Admissions for the School of Nursing, a long-held belief was that performance on the last 60 credits could predict future success in graduate programs.  It was a condition of admission that students have a 3.2 or better GPA in their last 60 credits, though little evidence existed to support that theory.  My classmates and I evaluated five years of admission data for this project and concluded that there was no statistical significance between performance in graduate nursing programs and the GPA of the last 60 credits from an undergraduate program.  The research was compelling enough that the School of Nursing discontinued collecting or using the last 60 credits GPA in the admissions process into graduate programs.

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