0809 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 wellreasoned 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 MGF 
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 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 MGF 
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. 