Student Perceptions and Learning Outcomes: Evidence from the Education Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test in Business

29 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2017 Last revised: 7 Feb 2018

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David C. Ketcham

Bryant University

Peter J. Nigro

Bryant University - Department of Finance

Michael Roberto

Bryant University - Department of Management

Date Written: August 22, 2017

Abstract

We examine course evaluation data from the core finance course and analyze how these data relate to performance on the finance portion of the Educational Testing Service Major Field Test in Business (ETS). We find that gender, SAT scores, GPA and concentration all have significant impacts on student performance. We also find that student perceptions of teaching and of how much knowledge they gained do not relate to the finance ETS score. Finally, we find that students who feel challenged in their finance core course do significantly better on the finance portion of the exam. This result is robust to different data partitions.

Keywords: student perception, student learning, ETS major field test in business, student demographics

JEL Classification: A23, G00

Suggested Citation

Ketcham, David C. and Nigro, Peter J. and Roberto, Michael, Student Perceptions and Learning Outcomes: Evidence from the Education Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test in Business (August 22, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3025598 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3025598

David C. Ketcham (Contact Author)

Bryant University ( email )

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Peter J. Nigro

Bryant University - Department of Finance ( email )

1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
United States

Michael Roberto

Bryant University - Department of Management ( email )

1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917-1284
United States

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