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Development of an Assessment of Quantitative Literacy for Miami University
Numeracy
  • Rose Marie Ward, Miami University - Oxford
  • Monica C Schneider, Miami University - Oxford
  • James D. Kiper, Miami University - Oxford
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
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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0
Citation Information
Rose Marie Ward, Monica C Schneider and James D. Kiper. "Development of an Assessment of Quantitative Literacy for Miami University"
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/monica_schneider/1/