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. For the 2008-2009 school year, we collected data sets from fall, 2008, spring, 2009, and summer A and B, 2009.  These data  have an N = 440 in MAC 1105 and N= 180 in MGF 1106.  MGF 1106 was not offered in summer B, 2009.   The percentage of correctly answering all items relative to this learning outcome was 69.2% for MAC 1105.  The percentage was 68.52% for MGF 1106 .   Line Item breakdown of percentage correct: MAC 1105: #2 – 90%; #7 – 46.6%; #21 – 62.5%; #23 – 77.5% MGF 1106: #16 – 67.2%; #17 – 67.2%; #18 – 57.2%; #19 – 82.2%; #23 – 78.3%; #29 – 58.9% Departmental changes in all the departmental final exams.   Curriculum changes will take effect Fall, 2009 from outside consultant report.    Faculty professional development will begin Fall, 2009and will last through Spring, 2010 to address how to promote classroom discourse.  TI-Navigator systems will be purchased to use in the mathematics classroom to aid in classroom discourse.   Will begin line item data analysis for MAT 1033 starting Fall, 2009. 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. For the 2008-2009 school year, we collected data sets from fall, 2008, spring, 2009, and summer A and B, 2009.  These data  have an N = 440 in MAC 1105 and N= 180 in MGF 1106.  MGF 1106 was not offered in summer B, 2009.   The percentage of correctly answering all items relative to this learning outcome was 72% for MAC 1105.  The percentage was 70.08% for MGF 1106.   Line item breakdown of percentage correct: MAC 1105: #1 – 76.1%; #3 – 96.1%; #5 – 85.5%; #9 – 62.5%; #10 – 60.5%; #11 – 65.9%; #12 – 75.2%; #15 – 55.5%; #17 – 92.5%; #22 – 76.8%; #24 – 45% MGF 1106: #1 – 87.2%; #2 – 75.6%; #3 – 82.2%; #4 – 55.0%; #5 – 64.4%; #6 – 73.9%; #8 – 78.9%; #9 – 58.9%; #11 – 82.8%; #13 – 67.8%; #14 – 57.8%; #15 – 62.8%; #20 – 74.4%; #21 – 64.4%; #22 – 93.3%; #24 – 57.8%; #26 – 93.3%; #27 – 48.3%; #28 – 43.9%; #30 – 78.9% Departmental changes in all the departmental final exams.   Curriculum changes will take effect Fall, 2009 from outside consultant report.    Faculty professional development will begin Fall, 2009and will last through Spring, 2010 to address how to promote classroom discourse.  TI-Navigator systems will be purchased to use in the mathematics classroom to aid in classroom discourse.   Will begin line item data analysis for MAT 1033 starting Fall, 2009. 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. For the 2008-2009 school year, we collected data sets from fall, 2008, spring, 2009, and summer A and B, 2009.  These data  have an N = 440 in MAC 1105 and N= 180 in MGF 1106.  MGF 1106 was not offered in summer B, 2009.   The percentage of correctly answering all items relative to this learning outcome was 65.36% for MAC 1105.  The percentage was 60.42% for MGF 1106.   Line item breakdown for percent correct MAC 1105: #4 – 48%; #6 – 54.5%; #8 – 73%; #13 – 40.9%; #14 – 62%; #16 – 81.6%; #18 – 63.2%; #19 – 78.4%; #20 – 93.6%; #25 – 58.4% MGF 1106: #7 – 75%; #10 – 68.3%; #12 – 60%; #25 – 38.3% Departmental changes in all the departmental final exams.   Curriculum changes will take effect Fall, 2009 from outside consultant report.    Faculty professional development will begin Fall, 2009and will last through Spring, 2010 to address how to promote classroom discourse.  TI-Navigator systems will be purchased to use in the mathematics classroom to aid in classroom discourse.   Will begin line item data analysis for MAT 1033 starting Fall, 2009. Secondary Measurements:  Student GPAs of mathematics courses; student success rates in targeted mathematics courses, State Accountability Report on retention, CLAST test results.