Calvin College CS-MFT Results
Like most schools with an ABET-accredited CS program, we have our CS seniors take the Educational Testing Service‘s Computer Science Major Field Test (ETS CS-MFT) each year. This standardized test evaluates a student’s knowledge in three broad areas: computer programming, discrete structures, and systems. The maximum possible score on the test is 200 points.
The following table presents the maximum, minimum, and median actual scores for all Calvin senior CS majors (not just those from our ABET-accredited BCS program) on the ETS CS-MFT since 2007:
|Calvin Maximum||Calvin Minimum||Calvin Median|
Note that in many years, our minimum score is above the 50th percentile. In the years when this happens, all of our CS seniors are above average!
Given how few of our students receive any exposure to computer science in high school,
we think this is a good indicator of quality of Calvin’s CS department.
1. Percentage of individual scores (nation-wide) that are at or below this score.
2. Percentage of institutional mean scores (nation-wide) that are at or below this score.