Comparative data allows institutions to evaluate their program’s performance on the Major Field Test relative to the larger group of test takers at other institutions. The data is updated annually at the end of the academic year. For the Major Field Test the comparative data for each test is based on the scores of all senior-level students who took the most recent form of a test and who are from institutions where at least five students were tested. The data is comparative rather than normative, since the sample of institutions and students does not represent all possible types of institutions and departmental curricula.
Comparative Data through June 30, 2016, can be accessed by logging into your Program Workshop account and going to the Using Scores and Reports folder.
Comparative Data for recently retired forms are available upon request.
To achieve a more specific reference group for your institution’s analyses, you may consider subscribing to the Custom Comparative Data Report. For more information about customized comparative data, go to the Reports section.
For more information about how the Major Field Tests can help your program, contact an ETS Advisor.