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Quantitative Inquiry Learning Outcome: Students create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats (using words, tables, graphs, mathematical equations, etc., as appropriate)

Quantitative Inquiry Courses

Quantitative Inquiry Assessment Rubric

Quantitative Inquiry Assessment Process

Assessment Date: The quantitative inquiry area was assessed in the fall of 2019. The assessment of the student work samples collected resulted in the following action steps.

Action Steps Taken: We will treat this round of assessment as our baseline and use the same rubric in the future. To ensure the validity of this assessment, we will spend time normalizing the process, making sure all assessing faculty share a similar understanding of the standards implicit to the rubric, and making sure all the assignments are appropriate: well-aligned to the learning outcome. Finally, we will find ways to close the loop, to make sure the departments and faculty offering these courses see the results of the assessment and have the time and resources to consider how to respond to those results. The one area of concern appears to be students’ abilities in theorization, the “ability to make and evaluate important hypotheses in estimation, modeling, and data analysis."