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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement UCORE Assessment

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Quantitative Reasoning

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UCORE-designated courses advance Quantitative Reasoning as appropriate to the designator, with a minimum of 13 credit hours in UCORE-designated courses that include instruction and/or engagement with Quantitative Reasoning (see UCORE’s Curriculum webpages for more information). Students complete a first-year foundational Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN] requirement. Inquiry in the Social Sciences [SSCI] and Natural Sciences [BSCI][PSCI][SCI] courses are also required to advance the Quantitative Reasoning Learning Goal. Quantitative Reasoning may be included in the senior capstone experience course [CAPS] as appropriate to the course and discipline.

WSU Learning Goal: Graduates will solve quantitative problems from a wide variety of authentic contexts and everyday life situations. Graduates may demonstrate quantitative and symbolic reasoning by:

  • Explaining information presented in mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, and words).
  • Converting relevant information into various mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, and words).
  • Applying quantitative principles and methods in the solution of problems.
  • Making judgments and drawing appropriate conclusions based on the quantitative analysis of data, while recognizing the limits of this analysis.
  • Identifying and evaluating important assumptions in estimation, modeling, and data analysis.
  • Expressing quantitative evidence in support of the argument or purpose of work (in terms of what evidence is used and how it is formatted, presented, and contextualized).

Current Evidence of Student Learning Related to Quantitative Reasoning

Click on the links for more information about current evidence of student learning from assessments aligned with Quantitative Reasoning in the context of the UCORE curriculum:

Capstone [CAPS] Assessment for UCORE

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)