May 17, 2013

Senior Biology Majors Score in Top Seven Percent on National Exam

Salem biology students in front of microscope

The Salem Biology Department placed in the 93rd percentile for the Major Field Test in Biology distributed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). One Salem student scored in the 98th percentile and two others scored in the 93rd percentile. Salem is one of at least 400 institutions across the nation who administer this exam to senior biology majors. This year's scores rank Salem in the top seven percent of biology majors in the nation.

The ETS® Major Field Tests are comprehensive undergraduate and MBA outcomes assessments designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study. The Major Field Tests go beyond the measurement of factual knowledge by evaluating students’ ability to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material from their major field of study.