Business students receive high scores on Major Field Test

UNK Communications

KEARNEY – Students from the College of Business and Technology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney performed exceptionally well on the spring 2014 Major Field Test.

The Major Field Test, which is administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), is a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate outcome assessment that measures the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study.

ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually such as the GRE and The Praxis Series. UNK students were tested in the field of business.

Jessica Telford of Kearney scored at the 95th percentile.

Andrew Bellew of North Platte, Luke Conrad of Valley, Abby Rosenbaum of Sidney, Audrey Gilg of Central City, Michael Florance of Papillion, and Brittany Bochart of Rockville performed at the 90th percentile.

“A high score on this test not only speaks well for the student but for the program and faculty,” said Marsha Yeagley, UNK Marketing and MIS senior lecturer. “Their score indicates that they are among the most competent of business students taking this test. It reflects their hard work, conscientious nature, and that they have a clear understanding of the information they were taught within their business classes.”

The Major Field Test does more than measure students’ factual knowledge. The test also helps faculty evaluate students’ ability to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material from their major or field of study.

The Educational Testing Service, the company that develops, administers and scores assessments, offers comprehensive national comparative data for the Major Field Test. This enables universities to evaluate students’ performance and compare their program’s effectiveness to programs at similar institutions nationwide.

“UNK business faculty members are passionate about finding ways to be better educators,” Yeagley said. “This is one avenue that we use to improve our curriculum and delivery methods.”


Source: Marsha Yeagley, 308-865-8345,
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,

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