# Quantitative Literacy

Quantitative Literacy is the ability to perform accurate calculations, interpret quantitative information, apply and analyze relevant numerical data, and use results to support conclusions. Degree graduates will calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quantitative information in a variety of settings.

The following courses were planned for use to assess Quantitative Literacy during the 2019-2020 academic year. Further assessment reporting is scheduled to be available Fall 2023.

• MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics

Student Learning Outcomes

Calculate: Students will accurately solve mathematical problems.

Method

Rubric scoring of student work samples (ten calculation questions throughout the semester on various quizzes or exams)

Criteria of Success

At least 60% of students will score a 3 or higher out of 5 on a rubric.

Results

No assessment data reported.

Sample

None reported

• MTH 130 Fundamentals of Reasoning

Student Learning Outcomes

Calculate: Students will accurately solve mathematical problems.

Apply & Analyze: Students will draw relevant conclusions from quantitative analysis of data.

Method

Rubric scoring of student work samples (five calculation questions and five apply and analyze questions)

Criteria of Success

At least 60% of students will score a 3 or higher out of 5 on a rubric.

Results

Calculate Results:
95% scored more than the 60% goal set.

Apply & Analyze Results:
89% scored more than the 60% goal set.

Sample

24 students out of 25 enrolled.

Use of Results for Continuous Improvement

Introduce more test taking strategies to improve scores.

• MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning

Student Learning Outcomes

Calculate: Students will accurately solve mathematical problems.

Apply & Analyze: Students will draw relevant conclusions from quantitative analysis of data.

Method

Rubric scoring of student work samples (five calculation questions and five apply and analyze questions)

Criteria of Success

At least 60% of students will score a 3 or higher out of 5 on a rubric.

Results

Calculate Results:
21 out of 45 (46.7%) scored at least 3 out of 5 on the rubric.

Apply & Analyze Results:
24 out of 45 (53.3%) scored at least 3 out of 5 on the rubric.

Sample

45 students out of 45 enrolled.

Use of Results for Continuous Improvement

Two of the most common mistakes students made were not converting percent into decimals and not being able to find period rate. More in-class practice is needed. Also, students will be referred for tutoring help more frequently. Next, students often had difficulty writing mathematical steps using proper notation and providing a justification for their answers. Therefore, we will include additional assignment problems to give more practice.

• MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning

Student Learning Outcomes

Calculate: Students will accurately solve mathematical problems.

Apply & Analyze: Students will draw relevant conclusions from quantitative analysis of data.

Method

Rubric scoring of student work samples (five calculation questions and five interpretation questions)

Criteria of Success

At least 60% of students will score a 3 or higher out of 5 on a rubric.

Results

Calculate Results:
88% scored more than the 60% (3 out of 5) goal set.

Interpret Results:
86% score more than the 60% (3 out of 5) goal set.

Sample

60 students out of 64 enrolled.

Use of Results for Continuous Improvement

Introduce test taking strategies to the class.