Do you know how to teach it better? If yes, we want to hear from you!Shared by the Learning Assessment Committee

Our General Education Learning Outcomes state that students should be able to “Use quantitative analytical skills to interpret and evaluate problems” at the time they graduate from Harper.

Last year, an assessment was conducted to measure students’ quantitative reasoning skills, specifically in the areas of graph reading, table reading, table evaluation, and number sense. Although students scored high in some areas, overall results indicated that only 61.7% of students were able to answer at least five of the six questions correctly, well below the criterion for success of 70%.

Do you know how to teach it better? If yes, we want to hear from you!

Do you know how to teach it better? If yes, we want to hear from you!

 

Do you have ideas to help improve students’ Quantitative Reasoning Skills?

  • Do you have teaching methods that have worked for your students in the past?
  • Have you designed study guides that improved students’ skills?
  • Do you have innovative approaches that have worked well during the pandemic?

Based on the FY2021 results, the Learning Assessment Committee and the General Education-Quantitative Reasoning Work Group are gathering feedback to inform development of a Quantitative Reasoning Improvement Plan. The plan will be completed in Spring 2022, implemented in FY2023, and a follow-up assessment of this outcome will be conducted in FY2024.

  • Complete this survey to share your ideas about these results and students’ Quantitative Reasoning skills.

For more information, contact any member of the work group: Sue Bajt, Julie Ellefson, Lisa Blaylock, Karen Streu, Deann Surdo, and Rob Hill.

Learn more about the General Education results: