Cuesta College UC-Davis
Physics 205A Physics 7B
Spring Semester Summer Session II
N 55 students 76 students
low 0 2
mean 10.0 +/- 5.6 9.1 +/- 4.3
high 25 27
A "Student" t-test of the null hypothesis results in p = 0.29, thus there is no significant difference between Cuesta College and UC-Davis FCI pre-test scores.
Later this semester (Spring 2009), a comparison will be made between Cuesta College and UC-Davis FCI post-tests, along with their pre- to post-test gains.
D. Hestenes, M. Wells, and G. Swackhamer, Arizona State University, "Force Concept Inventory," Phys. Teach. 30, 141-158 (1992).
Development of the FCI, a 30-question survey of basic Newtonian mechanics concepts.
Previous FCI results: