08-09 General Education Learning Outcomes Assessment - Quantitative Reasoning

 D.   Quantitative Reasoning: Demonstrate the ability to use numerical, geometric and measurement data in computations and reasoning to draw logical conclusions and make well-reasoned decisions. Gen Ed courses: MAT 1033, MAC 1105, MAC 1114, MAC 1140, MAC 2233, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, MGF 1106, MGF 1107, STA 2023 Learning Outcomes Related Courses and Primary Measurement Performance Criteria/ Expected Results Findings Actions taken Student will demonstrate the ability to make necessary and appropriate unit/numeric conversions. MAC 1105/MGF 1106 departmental final exam Line item analysis of multiple choice portion of final exam.    Identify areas of strength and areas of weakness and choose an area or weakness to address as a department.   Line items identified to meet this learning outcomes are: MAC 1105 - #2, 7, 21, and 23 MGF 1106 - #16, 17, 18, 19, 23, and 29. Preliminary findings: In Fall 2008, we collection another sample data set.  This data set had an N = 214 in MAC 1105 and N= 76 in MGF 1106.    The percentage of correctly answering all items relative to this learning outcome was 69.7% (a slight increase from summer) for MAC 1105.  The percentage was 64.25% for MGF 1106 .   Line Item breakdown of percentage correct: MAC 1105: #2 – 90.7%; #7 - 43%; #21 – 65.4%; #23 – 79% MGF 1106: #16 – 61.8%; #17 – 55.3%; #18 – 61.8%; #19 – 80.3%; #23 – 71.1%; #29 – 55.3% Department will meet beginning summer of 2009 to discuss findings from the academic school year.   A total combined percentage and line item breakdown will occur at the end of spring 2009.   Curriculum changes will take effect Fall, 2009 from outside consultant report. Student will demonstrate the ability to graphically represent relations and functions along with the ability to interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, and tables, and draw inferences from them. MAC 1105/MGF 1106 departmental final exam Line item analysis of multiple choice portion of final exam.    Identify areas of strength and areas of weakness and choose an area or weakness to address as a department.   Line items identified to meet this learning outcomes are: MAC 1105 - #1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 22, and 24. MGF 1106 - #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, and 30. Preliminary findings: In Fall 2008, we collection another sample data set.  This data set had an N = 214 in MAC 1105 and N= 76 in MGF 1106.    The percentage of correctly answering all items relative to this learning outcome was 72.8% (a slight decrease from summer) for MAC 1105.  The percentage was 66.5% for MGF 1106.   Line item breakdown of percentage correct: MAC 1105: #1 – 75.7%; #3 – 96.3%; #5 – 86.4%; #9 – 64%; #10 – 59.8%; #11 – 67.3%; #12 – 73.4%; #15 – 57%; #17 – 93%; #22 – 79.9%; #24 – 48.1% MGF 1106: #1 – 82.9%; #2 – 76.3%; #3 – 84.2%; #4 – 52.6%; #5 – 61.8%; #6 – 69.7%; #8 – 75%; #9 – 56.6%; #11 – 80.3%; #13 – 59.2%; #14 – 51.3%; #15 – 65.8%; #20 – 75%; #21 – 57.9%; #22 – 89.5%; #24 – 51.3%; #26 – 90.8%; #27 – 40.8%; #28 – 35.5%; #30 – 76.3% Department will meet beginning summer of 2009 to discuss findings from the academic school year.   A total combined percentage and line item breakdown will occur at the end of spring 2009.   Curriculum changes will take effect Fall, 2009 from outside consultant report. Student will demonstrate the ability to use algebraic skills and solve equations along with the ability to estimate and check answers to problems in order to determine reasonableness, identify alternatives, and select optimal results. MAC 1105/MGF 1106 departmental final exam Line item analysis of multiple choice portion of final exam.    Identify areas of strength and areas of weakness and choose an area or weakness to address as a department.   Line items identified to meet this learning outcomes are: MAC 1105 - #4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, and 25. MGF 1106 - #7, 10, 12, and 25. Preliminary findings: In Fall 2008, we collection another sample data set.  This data set had an N = 214 in MAC 1105 and N= 76 in MGF 1106.    The percentage of correctly answering all items relative to this learning outcome was 64.8% (a slight decrease from summer) for MAC 1105.  The percentage was 54.3% for MGF 1106.   Line item breakdown for percent correct MAC 1105: #4 – 43.9%; #6 – 59.3%; #8 – 71.5%; #13 – 43.9%; #14 – 62.1%; #16 – 81.3%; #18 – 61.2%; #19 – 78%; #20 – 93.5%; #25 – 52.8% MGF 1106: #7 – 65.8%; #10 – 59.2%; #12 – 53.9%; #25 – 38.2% Department will meet beginning summer of 2009 to discuss findings from the academic school year.   A total combined percentage and line item breakdown will occur at the end of spring 2009.   Curriculum changes will take effect Fall, 2009 from outside consultant report.