Florissant Valley
Chemical Technology

Analysis

Gap Analysis Program Response:

For each skill/competency the highest value given by any one of the instructors was determined to be the program response to that individual skill or competency. Technician Response: For each skill/competency a value was determined by averaging the individual responses of our graduates. The "Gap" was then determined by subtracting the "Technician's" average response from the 'Program' response. Gaps which were greater than -.5 were seen as a potential discrepancy in our curriculum. Gaps which were greater than +1.5 could be seen as having to much emphasis placed on it by our curriculum.

Standard Addition Analysis:

In addition to the "Gap Analysis", each survey was subjected to a standard deviation analysis. This analysis allows one to look at the individual skills and competencies within the context of the "Technician" evaluations only. Any response within + or one standard deviation of the average would fall within 68% of the responses. Thus an averaged response that was greater than 1 standard deviation from the survey mean was interpreted to be of marginal use to our graduates. On the other hand an averaged response that was greater than +1 standard deviation from the survey mean was interpreted as an essential skill or competency to our graduates.

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