A detailed statistical analysis of the ratings submitted for this professor follows.

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Statistical Analysis for Aaron Keen
Computer Science Department at Cal Poly, SLO

Overall Statistics
Students were asked "Overall, how would you rate this professor?"

Includes the total number of evaluations this entire analysis was based upon, as well as center and spread representations for this specific question only.

  Total Evaluations Reporting:88
Mean:2.898
Median:4
Mode:4
Standard Deviation:1.552

Ability to Present Material
Students were asked to "Grade this instructor's ability to present the course material clearly."

Analysis includes various representations of center and of spread.

  Mean:2.898
Median:4
Mode:4
Standard Deviation:1.446

Ability to Understand Student Difficulties
Students were asked to "Grade this instructor's ability to recognize and clarify student difficulties."

Analysis includes various representations of center and of spread.

  Mean:2.773
Median:4
Mode:4
Standard Deviation:1.572

Ratings by Reported Grade

The following table gives a statistical breakdown of the average of the responses given to various questions, separated by the grade reportedly received by the respondents.

Grades not reported by respondents are omitted, and those who did not want to share their grade are reported with a grade of 'N/A'.

The grades received are reported by the students rating this professor and are not verified by Polyratings.com.

 

Students Receiving a Grade of 'A'   Reporting Evaluations:33
Overall Grade:3.697
Presents Material Clearly:3.545
Recognizes Student Difficulties:3.576
 
Students Receiving a Grade of 'B'   Reporting Evaluations:24
Overall Grade:2.875
Presents Material Clearly:2.875
Recognizes Student Difficulties:2.708
 
Students Receiving a Grade of 'C'   Reporting Evaluations:21
Overall Grade:2.048
Presents Material Clearly:2.286
Recognizes Student Difficulties:1.952
 
Students Receiving a Grade of 'F'   Reporting Evaluations:3
Overall Grade:2.667
Presents Material Clearly:2.333
Recognizes Student Difficulties:2.333
 
Students Receiving a Grade of 'N/A'   Reporting Evaluations:7
Overall Grade:1.857
Presents Material Clearly:2.000
Recognizes Student Difficulties:1.857
 

Ratings by Class Standing

The following table gives a statistical breakdown of the average of the responses given to various questions, separated by the class standing reported by the respondents.

Standings not reported by respondents are omitted.

Class standings are reported by the students rating this professor and are not verified by Polyratings.com.

 

Students With a 'Freshman' Standing   Reporting Evaluations:17
Overall Grade:3.647
Presents Material Clearly:3.588
Recognizes Student Difficulties:3.588
 
Students With a 'Sophomore' Standing   Reporting Evaluations:5
Overall Grade:3.200
Presents Material Clearly:3.000
Recognizes Student Difficulties:3.200
 
Students With a 'Junior' Standing   Reporting Evaluations:33
Overall Grade:2.848
Presents Material Clearly:2.788
Recognizes Student Difficulties:2.758
 
Students With a 'Senior' Standing   Reporting Evaluations:28
Overall Grade:2.429
Presents Material Clearly:2.536
Recognizes Student Difficulties:2.214
 
Students With a '5th Year Senior' Standing   Reporting Evaluations:1
Overall Grade:4.000
Presents Material Clearly:4.000
Recognizes Student Difficulties:4.000
 
Students With a 'Graduate Student' Standing   Reporting Evaluations:4
Overall Grade:2.750
Presents Material Clearly:3.000
Recognizes Student Difficulties:2.500
 

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