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Reporting CPS survey results

STEP 7. Analyze the data

The simplest approach to analyzing the results is to study the frequencies and percentage of students who chose different response choices for each question. CPS displays results immediately, but also creates a report for every session and can display responses by question or answers for later analysis. You can export this information to an Excel spreadsheet or Word document.

Results should answer the questions you posed at the beginning of the process. If the results do not provide enough information, you might consider creating and administering a follow-up survey.

STEP 8. Make conclusions

Evaluate the results by how well they answer the survey's objectives. Draw conclusions about changes that you might make in instruction, content, or assignments based on the findings. Also consider student satisfaction with various aspects of a course when making changes.

STEP 9. Report results

The immediate feedback CPS provides can spur class discussion and enable students to see how they compare with others. To emphasize students' contribution in the assessment and make future participation more likely, you can also share the results with them later through Blackboard or a handout, requesting additional comments. You can export this information to an Excel spreadsheet, a Word document or a PDF file.

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