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Keywords

Quantitative Literacy, assessment, college students

Abstract

Quantitative Literacy is a competence as important as general literacy; yet, while writing requirements are seemingly ubiquitous across the college curriculum, quantitative literacy requirements are not. The current project provides preliminary evidence of the reliability and validity of a quantitative literacy measure suitable for delivery online. A sample of 188 undergraduate students from Miami University, a midsize university in the midwestern U.S., participated in the current study. Scores on the measure, were inversely related to statistical/mathematical anxiety measures, directly related to subjective assessment of numeracy, and did not differ across gender or year in school. The resulting measure provides a reasonable tool and method of assessing quantitative literacy at a midsize university.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.4.2.4

Numeracy 4(2) Article 4, Appendix A.pdf (276 kB)
Assessment instrument, item analysis