These graphs represent the average final percentage mark achieved by students in certain subjects that offered PASS in Autumn 2014. Students are grouped according to the number of sessions attended through the semester. It can be seen that students attending PASS regularly score significantly higher grades.
Autumn 2014 Results
CACS101 - Contemporary Creative Practice
FIN 222 - Corporate Finance
Math 141 - Foundations of Engineering Mathematics
SHS 111 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I
In 2013, UOW students were asked to answer a number of questions about how PASS has assisted them. 2675 students responded and indicated they benefited in many ways from participating in PASS.
|Participating in PASS has:||Agree (%)||Neutral (%)||Disagree (%)|
|Improved my understanding of subject content||98%||2%||0%|
|Assisted me in preparing for exams or final essay||94%||5%||1%|
|Been an enjoyable learning experience||93%||6%||1%|
|Helped me to work collaboratively and productively||91%||8%||1%|
|Improved my problem solving skills||89%||10%||1%|
|Helped me understand how to succeed academically||88%||11%||1%|
|Encouraged me to take responsibility for my own learning||86%||12%||1%|
|Helped me feel more comfortable communicating with a group||86%||13%||1%|
|Increased my motivation to complete my course||85%||13%||2%|
|Helped me to meet other people in my course||85%||13%||2%|
|Given me a better understanding of the demands of learning at UOW||84%||14%||2%|
* Participation in PASS also promotes the development of UOW Graduate Qualities such as informed and independent learners, problem solvers and effective communicators.
The following graphs give an overview of the effectiveness of the PASS program in terms of its impact on student final marks and retention. These graphs are based on UOW data, Autumn 2003 - Spring 2010.
Is PASS effective in various disciplines?
This graph breaks down the academic performance by average final marks and academic disciplines. Data indicates that regular PASS participants (those who attended five or more times) on average score higher final marks than non-participants (those who did not attend at all).
Do PASS Participants receive lower rates of Pass conceded, PASS restricted and Fail final course grades?
This graph shows the percentage of PC, PR and F final subject grades for regular PASS participants and non PASS participants. Students who attended PASS five or more times had considerably lower rates of PC, PR and F final grades than those who did not attend at all.
This graph illustrates the retention rates of regular PASS participants (attended 5+ times) and non-PASS participants (0 attendances). Regular PASS participants were retained into second and third year at significantly higher rates than non-participants. Students who are classified as retained have a course status of ‘complete’ or ‘active’.
Is PASS effective for International Students?
This graph shows the average final marks for UOW International students who were regular PASS participants (attended 5+ times) and International students who did not participate (0 attendances). On average, International students who attended PASS regularly achieved final marks that were significantly higher than non-participants.
Is PASS effective for all ATAR Groups?
This graph shows the average final marks for UOW students who were regular PASS participants (attended 5+ times) and students who did not participate (0 attendances), grouped by ATAR. On average, students who attended PASS attained better marks than students who did not, and this effect was consistent across ATAR groups.
Data source: UOW data, Autumn 2003 - Spring 2013, n = 31864 students