Scientific Literacy Learning Goal

Science Literacy at WSU: 2016 Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) Results

As reported in the 2016 Science Literacy Concept Inventory Summary of Key Evidence for UCORE (PDF), assessment results indicated that, overall, WSU seniors scored higher than first year students on all twelve science literacy concepts (average +12%) related to citizen level understanding. Composite results from 2013-2016 also indicated that overall SLCI scores at WSU were similar to […]

Using Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) Results to Inform Decision-making at Multiple-levels

Faculty have used results from the Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) in a variety of ways to inform and improve their science literacy instruction including adapting assignments and more explicitly addressing science literacy concepts in instruction. Academic degree programs have used the data to compare students at different academic levels. At the institutional level, SLCI […]

Science Literacy at WSU: 2014 Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) Pilot Results

As reported in the 2014 Science Literacy Concept Inventory Summary of Key Evidence for UCORE (PDF), pilot assessment results indicated that seniors scored higher than freshmen on all twelve science literacy concepts. This difference was true of both science majors and non-majors. 

Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) Pilot at WSU

This Fall, four WSU UCORE science courses are piloting the Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) to gauge students’ grasp of science literacy. Science literacy, one of WSU’s Seven Learning Goals of the Baccalaureate, refers to an individual’s understanding of scientific concepts as a tool to guide decision-making, participation in civic affairs, economic productivity and global […]