General Education Outcomes
UTC and the other Tennessee Public Universities are required by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to administer a comprehensive standardized test of general education content areas (writing skills, mathematics, reading, and critical thinking) to all baccalaureate graduates each academic year. Results of the general education exam are used as one criterion for awarding supplemental revenue under Tennessee’s Performance Funding Program. Results are reported within the University community by program and college for use in program planning and evaluation.
Between 2005 and 2010, the university of Tennessee at Chattanooga used the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP), developed and marketed by ACT.
Beginning with Academic Year 2010-11, UTC began using the ETS Proficiency Profile for general education outcomes assessment. Both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced, and performance scores are reported from this exam.
Proficiency Profile Results