UTC and the other Tennessee Public Universities are required by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to administer a comprehensive standardized test of general education content areas (writing skills, mathematics, reading, and critical thinking) to all baccalaureate graduates each academic year. Results of the general education exam are used as one criterion for awarding supplemental revenue under Tennessee’s Quality Assurance Funding formula. Results are reported within the University community by program and college for use in program planning and evaluation.
Beginning with Academic Year 2010-11, UTC began using the ETS Proficiency Profile for general education outcomes assessment. Both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced, performance scores are reported below from this exam.