Quantitative Reasoning - Assessment - Christopher Newport University

# Assessment

## Quantitative Reasoning

We define Quantitative Reasoning as the ability to manipulate, analyze, and/or evaluate numbers and numerical data.

### What We Expect Our Students to Learn

Students will utilize mathematics and mathematical concepts to solve applied problems.

##### Sample: Who are we looking at?

All students enrolled in MATH 115, 125, and 135

##### Measure: How are we rating their performance?

Common question(s) are embedded on the final exam for each course

##### Target: What score did we expect?
• Individual student scores are at least 60% accurate
##### Findings: What score did our students earn?
Targets per Math Course Findings per Math Course
MATH 115 Student scores are at least 60% accurate Student scores were 61.0% accurate Target met
MATH 125 Student scores are at least 60% accurate Student scores were 65.0% accurate Target met
MATH 135 Student scores are at least 60% accurate Student scores were 61.0% accurate Target met

Students will demonstrate knowledge of core mathematical principles and theories.

##### Sample: Who are we looking at?

All students enrolled in MATH 115, 125, and 135

##### Measure: How are we rating their performance?

Common question(s) are embedded on the final exam for each course

##### Target: What score did we expect?
• Individual student scores are at least 60% accurate
##### Findings: What score did our students earn?
Targets per Math Course Findings per Math Course
MATH 115 Student scores are at least 60% accurate Student scores were 73.0% accurate Target met
MATH 125 Student scores are at least 60% accurate Student scores were 65.0% accurate Target met
MATH 135 Student scores are at least 60% accurate Student scores were 75.0% accurate Target met

Students will be able to use the model of supply and demand to illustrate one immediate and one secondary effect of a public policy.

##### Sample: Who are we looking at?

All students enrolled in ECON 200 and 202

##### Measure: How are we rating their performance?

Items #7 and #8 on the Economics Departmental Test (EDT)

##### Target: What score did we expect?

All student scores are at least 75% accurate

##### Findings: What score did our students earn?
EDT Items EDT Targets EDT Findings
EDT #7 Average overall scores for both test items is at least 75% Student scores were 72.8% accurate Average overall scores for EDT items # 7 & 8
86.20%
Target Met
EDT #8 Student scores were 96.3% accurate