Missouri State University

6. Student Performance on University Exit Exam

Data last updated: August 2013

All undergraduate students at Missouri State University who have completed 90 or more credit hours are required to take the University Exit Exam prior to graduation. The specific assessment tool used for this requirement is the ETS® Proficiency Profile. This is a standardized exam designed to measure students’ basic academic skills and their proficiency in critical thinking, reading, writing, and mathematics in the context of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Data is updated each fall.

Note: Fiscal Year 2012 refers to Summer 2011--Fall 2011--Spring 2012.

[LRP, Access to Success Objective 9; MO-PFM]

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Measure 1: Overall University Average Score*

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Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012
Missouri State University Average 449.91 450.36
National Average 444.00 444.00
Fiscal Year 2008 Fiscal Year 2009 Fiscal Year 2010 Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012
Missouri State University Average 450.71 449.73 450.28 449.91 450.36
National Average 443.00 443.00 443.00 444.00 444.00

* Overall University Average Score compared to the National 50th Percentile for each Fiscal Year

Measure 2: Three-Year Rolling Average

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2009 - 2011 2010 - 2012
Missouri State University Average 449.97 450.18
National Average 443.33 443.67
2007 - 2009 2008 - 2010 2009 - 2011 2010 - 2012
Missouri State University Average 450.34 450.24 449.97 450.18
National Average 443.00 443.00 443.33 443.67

Measure 3: Percent of Students Scoring at or above the 50th Percentile

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Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012
Less Than 50th Percentile 39.91% 37.32%
Between 50th and 79th Percentile 28.26% 28.05%
At or Above 80th Percentile 24.35% 24.77%
Fiscal Year 2008 Fiscal Year 2009 Fiscal Year 2010 Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012
Less Than 50th Percentile 39.48% 40.52% 36.00% 39.91% 37.32%
Between 50th and 79th Percentile 32.51% 34.17% 27.69% 28.26% 28.05%
At or Above 80th Percentile 27.82% 25.21% 24.38% 24.35% 24.77%

Measure 4: Percent of Students Scoring at or above the 50th Percentile by Academic Unit

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Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012
Arts & Letters 63.17% 66.12%
Business 51.44% 51.15%
Education 49.82% 52.63%
Health & Human Services 56.45% 64.29%
Humanities & Public Affairs 70.25% 62.06%
Natural & Applied Sciences 61.30% 68.03%
Undergraduate College/Provost 100.00% 75.00%
Agriculture, School of 48.15% 49.04%
Fiscal Year 2008 Fiscal Year 2009 Fiscal Year 2010 Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012
Arts & Letters 69.32% 65.67% 66.37% 63.17% 66.12%
Business 60.09% 56.98% 54.78% 51.44% 51.15%
Education 52.54% 47.83% 50.35% 49.82% 52.63%
Health & Human Services 61.09% 62.06% 59.26% 56.45% 64.29%
Humanities & Public Affairs 62.09% 70.72% 68.63% 70.25% 62.06%
Natural & Applied Sciences 54.97% 55.35% 65.15% 61.30% 68.03%
Undergraduate College/Provost 42.86% 42.86% 66.67% 100.00% 75.00%
Agriculture, School of 49.52% 48.15% 49.04%