The segment comparison report allows instructors to compare themselves to other courses in their program, department, college/school, or institution. Each question that has a scale value assigned will be listed with the statistics available for the instructors sections with the option to then add a segment to compare to. 

To choose the segment to compare to, open the drop down next to 'your course compared to' and choose the applicable segment. The report will then reprocess to include the mean for the segment chosen. 

Each question can be expanded or collapsed to display a frequency distribution for the course as well as the distribution for the comparison segment. 

This report also includes a mean difference column which will calculate if the course is much lower, lower, similar, higher, or much higher than the comparison segment based on a standard deviation calculation. It's calculated as follows:

(Mean - ComparingSegmentMean) / ComparingStandardDeviation
If that calculation returns a number greater than 2, then it's much "higher;" if it's less than -2, then it's "much lower;" if it's -1 > -2, it's "lower;" if it's between -1 and 1, it's "similar;" if it's between 1-2, then it's "higher."


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