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The scientific reasoning exam was written by a faculty
member from the science department and was administered (as a pre-test and
post-test) to students in NTSC 110S, Scientific Reasoning and Methodology,
for nine years (1995-2004). The results showed clear improvements in
students' ability to reason scientifically, with differences in results
depending on the approach used by faculty members. We are considering an
alternative approach to assessing scientific reasoning at present.