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This benchmark portfolio is meant to be an assessment of how well the objectives of METR 200 (Weather and Climate) are being attained by students in several classifications of academic major. Students from a wide range of backgrounds enroll in this course as a general science elective, and for many, it will be the only science course taken in college. Thus, it is important that course material be sufficiently accessible for all students, while providing meaningful information which will be applicable by students of all backgrounds once they leave the course. In this portfolio, an analysis will be presented showing how well each of the four course objectives are being attained by students in each classification of academic major. Arising from this analysis, changes will be proposed for future sections of METR 200 which should allow the course to more fully reach its objectives among a broader sample of enrolled students.