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CIS - ISA Test Results - till Fall 2010

The Information Systems Analyst (ISA) exit exam is designed to test the knowledge of graduating undergraduates based on the IS 2002 model curriculum. The exam has 258 questions which cover a wide range of Information Systems (IS) topics.

Fall 2010


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions    
Business Institutions    
MSU Denver    

 

Spring 2010


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 273 53.3
Business Institutions 232 52.2
MSU Denver 29 55.8

 

Fall 2009


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 161 52.0
Business Institutions 138 51.4
MSU Denver 35 51.5

 

Spring 2009


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 361 54.8
Business Institutions 340 54.6
MSU Denver 37 57.2

 

Fall 2008

Fall 2008 * (Students from both CIS 4050 and CIS 2110 took the ISA exam for the first time this semester)
 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 232 52.0
Business Institutions 190 51.4
MSU Denver 55 51.1

MSU Denver Students did better than all students in two IS core areas, as listed below. The Role of IS in Organizations has the highest scores in both groups.

IS Core Area# of ItemsMSU DenverAll
Schools
Analysis and Design 108 49.8 51.5
Role of IS in Organizations 72 58.4 56.8
Data Management 44 49.1 50.9
Networking and Telecommunications 12 43.6 48.2
Modern Programming Language 12 38.2 42.9
Hardware and Software 10 45.1 43.1

Twenty nine (29) of the 55 students scored 50% or above on the ISA exam, earning them the ISA practitioner certificate from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. Three of the 55 students scored 70% or above, earning them the ISA master certificate. The best student from MSU Denver ranked 3rd (100th percentile) of all test takers.


 

Spring 2008


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 475 56.7
Business Institutions 413 56.6
MSCD 42 56.5

MSCD Students did better than all students in all but one IS core areas, as listed below. The Role of IS in Organizations has the highest scores in both groups.

IS Core Area# of ItemsMSCDAll
Schools
Analysis and Design 108 55.0 56.3
Role of IS in Organizations 72 62.2 60.7
Data Management 44 57.0 56.5
Networking and Telecommunications 12 51.2 52.0
Modern Programming Language 12 45.8 49.2
Hardware and Software 10 48.8 46.8

Thirty two (32) of the 42 students scored 50% or above on the ISA exam, earning them the ISA practitioner certificate from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. Four of the 42 students scored 70% or above, earning them the ISA master certificate. The best student from MSCD ranked 3rd (100th percentile) of all test takers.


 

Fall 2007


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 215 51.9
Business Institutions 170 50.6
MSCD 28 51.8

MSCD Students did better than all students in three IS core areas, as listed below. The Role of IS in Organizations has the highest scores in both groups.

IS Core Area# of ItemsMSCDAll
Schools
Analysis and Design 108 51.0 51.9
Role of IS in Organizations 72 55.9 56.0
Data Management 44 52.4 50.7
Networking and Telecommunications 12 50.6 48.7
Modern Programming Language 12 40.5 42.9
Hardware and Software 10 44.6 42.7

Fourteen of the 28 students scored 50% or above on the ISA exam, earning them the ISA practitioner certificate from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. Three of the 28 students scored 70% or above, earning them the ISA master certificate. The best student from MSCD ranked 1st (100th percentile) of all test takers.


 

Spring 2007


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 451 54.8
Business Institutions 357 55.4
MSCD 27 56.0

MSCD Students did better than all students in all but one IS core areas, as listed below. The Role of IS in Organizations has the highest scores in both groups.

IS Core Area# of ItemsMSCDAll
Schools
Analysis and Design 108 55.3 55.1
Role of IS in Organizations 72 61.5 58.4
Data Management 44 55.2 53.6
Networking and Telecommunications 12 50.6 52.3
Modern Programming Language 12 46.9 46.1
Hardware and Software 10 45.6 45.4

Twenty of the 27 students scored 50% or above on the ISA exam, earning them the ISA practitioner certificate from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. Three of the 27 students scored 70% or above, earning them the ISA master certificate. The best student from MSCD ranked 17th (96th percentile) of all test takers.


 

Fall 2006


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 127 54.5
Business Institutions 115 53.6
MSCD 32 55.7

MSCD Students did better than all students in four IS core areas, as listed below. The Role of IS in Organizations has the highest scores in both groups.

IS Core Area# of ItemsMSCDAll
Schools
Analysis and Design 108 56.7 54.8
Role of IS in Organizations 72 60.0 58.1
Data Management 44 53.6 53.5
Networking and Telecommunications 12 47.4 49.1
Modern Programming Language 12 45.3 46.5
Hardware and Software 10 45.9 45.4

23 of the 32 students scored 50% or above on the ISA exam, earning them the ISA practitioner certificate from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. Five of the 32 students scored 70% or above, earning the the ISA master certificate. The best student from MSCD ranked 3rd (98th percentile) of all test takers.


 

Spring 2006


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 355 51.2
Business Institutions 192 54.3
MSCD 28 55.5

MSCD Students did better than all students in all 6 IS core areas, as listed below. The Role of IS in Organizations has the highest scores in both groups.

IS Core Area# of ItemsMSCDAll
Schools
Analysis and Design 108 54.1 50.4
Role of IS in Organizations 72 59.1 55.7
Data Management 44 55.8 49.8
Networking and Telecommunications 12 54.2 49.3
Modern Programming Language 12 46.7 43.7
Hardware and Software 10 55.0 44.3

Twenty one of the 28 students scored 50% or above on the ISA exam, earning them the ISA practitioner certificate from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. The best student from MSCD ranked 15th (95th percentile) of all test takers.


 

Fall 2005


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 311 46.1
Business Institutions 172 51.1
MSCD 24 53.6

MSCD Students did better than all students in five IS core areas, as listed below. The Role of IS in Organizations has the highest scores in both groups.

IS Core Area# of ItemsMSCDAll
Schools
Analysis and Design 108 54.2 46.5
Role of IS in Organizations 72 57.1 49.6
Data Management 44 52.8 43.2
Networking and Telecommunications 12 46.2 44.7
Modern Programming Language 12 43.4 68.7
Hardware and Software 10 47.9 39.0

Fourteen of the 24 students scored 50% or above on the ISA exam, earning them the ISA practitioner certificate from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. Two of the 24 students scored 70% or above, earning them the ISA master certificate. The best student from MSCD ranked 1st (100th percentile) of all test takers.


 

Spring 2005


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 570 48.6
Business Institutions 490 48.4
MSCD 64 48.4

MSCD Students did better than all students in all 6 IS core areas, as listed below. The Role of IS in Organizations has the highest scores in both groups.

IS Core Area# of ItemsMSCDAll
Schools
Analysis and Design 108 48.7 48.7
Role of IS in Organizations 72 52.8 52.1
Data Management 44 48.0 47.5
Networking and Telecommunications 12 42.6 42.6
Modern Programming Language 12 39.7 41.1
Hardware and Software 10 42.0 42.3

27 of the 64 students scored 50% or above on the ISA exam, earning them the ISA practitioner certificate from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. The best student from MSCD ranked 8th (98th percentile) of all test takers.


 

Fall 2004


 

GroupNumber of TakersAverage
All Institutions 212 45.7
Business Institutions 118 49.0
MSCD 22 49.5

MSCD Students did better than all students in five IS core areas, as listed below. The Role of IS in Organizations has the highest scores in both groups.

IS Core Area# of ItemsMSCDAll
Schools
Analysis and Design 108 47.6 44.4
Role of IS in Organizations 72 56.0 50.7
Data Management 44 48.1 43.6
Networking and Telecommunications 12 38.3 43.6
Modern Programming Language 12 49.2 40.2
Hardware and Software 10 44.1 41.7

Fourteen of the 22 students scored 50% or above on the ISA exam, earning them the ISA practitioner certificate from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. The best student from MSCD ranked 5th (97th percentile) of all test takers.


 

The ICCP certificate is issued by the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (www.iccp.org). Students can check out more details about their performance at the ISEducation website.