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Major Field Assessment


Graduating seniors at Tennessee Tech take Major Field Exams in their disciplines if licensure exams are not required. The benchmark for major field exams is that the institutional average score from Tennessee Tech graduates exceeds the national average. As scheduled in 2015-2020 THEC Performance Funding plan, each program has to report its major field exam once during the 5-year cycle to THEC as part of the performance funding requirements. The results of major field exams in 17 programs reported to THEC are shown in the table below. Of the 17 programs, nine programs achieved the scores at or exceeding the respective national average (% Inst. to Comp. Score >100%) and seven of the other eight programs achieved the scores higher than 93% of the respective national average (% Inst. to Comp. Score >93%). 

Academic Program Degree Test Year Test Code No. of Tested TTU Inst. Score Comp. Score % Inst. to Comp. Score
Wildlife & Fisheries Science BS 2015-16 ACAT 38 488.2 500.0 98%
Biology BS 2015-16 ACAT 70 462.6 500.0 93%
Mathematics BS 2015-16 ETS 11 173.0 156.3 100%
Chemistry BS 2015-16 ETS 29 150.2 148.2 100%
Communication BS 2016-17 ACAT 42 562.2 500.0 112%
Computer Science BS 2016-17 ETS 31 158.4 147.4 107%
Engineering Technology BSET 2016-17 ATMAE 47 106.2 99 100%
History BA, BS 2016-17 ACAT 16 496 500 99%
Business Management BSBA 2017-18 ETS 120 148.2 149.5 99%
Accounting BSBA 2017-18 ETS 59 152.9 149.5 100%
Finance BSBA 2017-18 ETS 38 150.0 149.5 100%
Marketing BSBA 2017-18 ETS 43 146.1 149.5 98%
Agriculture BSAG 2018-19 ACAT  70  493.8  500.0  99%
English BA 2018-19 ETS  15 147.4  152.0  97% 
Psychology BS 2018-19 ETS  34 152.4   155.0  98%
Sociology BS 2018-19 ETS 58   145.0 148.0  98% 
Human Ecology BSHE 2019-20 Local        
Geosciences BS 2019-20 ACAT        
Political Science BS 2019-20 ETS        
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