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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:72
Mean:2.875
Median:4
Mode:4
Standard Deviation:1.536

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:2.931
Median:4
Mode:4
Standard Deviation:1.398

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:2.764
Median:4
Mode:4
Standard Deviation:1.541

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:24
Overall Grade:3.917
Presents Material Clearly:3.792
Recognizes Student Difficulties:3.750
 
Students Receiving a Grade of 'B'   Reporting Evaluations:23
Overall Grade:2.826
Presents Material Clearly:2.826
Recognizes Student Difficulties:2.696
 
Students Receiving a Grade of 'C'   Reporting Evaluations:17
Overall Grade:2.059
Presents Material Clearly:2.471
Recognizes Student Difficulties:2.059
 
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:5
Overall Grade:1.000
Presents Material Clearly:1.200
Recognizes Student Difficulties:1.000
 

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:12
Overall Grade:3.833
Presents Material Clearly:3.833
Recognizes Student Difficulties:3.750
 
Students With a 'Sophomore' Standing   Reporting Evaluations:2
Overall Grade:2.000
Presents Material Clearly:2.000
Recognizes Student Difficulties:2.000
 
Students With a 'Junior' Standing   Reporting Evaluations:29
Overall Grade:2.931
Presents Material Clearly:2.862
Recognizes Student Difficulties:2.862
 
Students With a 'Senior' Standing   Reporting Evaluations:25
Overall Grade:2.280
Presents Material Clearly:2.480
Recognizes Student Difficulties:2.120
 
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:3
Overall Grade:3.667
Presents Material Clearly:4.000
Recognizes Student Difficulties:3.333
 

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