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 spring, the Learning Assessment Committee and its Quantitative Reasoning Work Group led an assessment of this outcome. Students were presented with data and were asked to answer questions related to graphs, tables, and number sense. In total, more than 1,200 student assessments were collected and analyzed. The criterion for success was set at 70% of students will answer at least 5 of 6 questions correctly.
Overall, the Spring 2021 results showed:
What happens next?
Based on these 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.
Join the conversation!
- Complete this survey to share your ideas about these results and students’ Quantitative Reasoning skills. This input will be used in the development of the Quantitative Reasoning Improvement Plan.
- Attend a discussion group on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 12-1:30 p.m. Link to join the session.
- Join or contact the work group.
Learn more about the General Education results: