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ERIC Number: EJ1109328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
Assessing Quantitative Literacy in Higher Education: An Overview of Existing Research and Assessments with Recommendations for Next-Generation Assessment. Research Report. ETS RR-14-22
Roohr, Katrina Crotts; Graf, Edith Aurora; Liu, Ou Lydia
ETS Research Report Series, Dec 2014
Quantitative literacy has been recognized as an important skill in the higher education and workforce communities, focusing on problem solving, reasoning, and real-world application. As a result, there is a need by various stakeholders in higher education and workforce communities to evaluate whether college students receive sufficient training on quantitative skills throughout their postsecondary education. To determine the key aspects of quantitative literacy, the first part of this report provides a comprehensive review of the existing frameworks and definitions by national and international organizations, higher education institutions, and other key stakeholders. It also examines existing assessments and discusses challenges in assessing quantitative literacy. The second part of this report proposes an approach for developing a next-generation quantitative literacy assessment in higher education with an operational definition and key assessment considerations. This report has important implications for higher education institutions currently using or planning to develop or adopt assessments of quantitative literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program; Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency; Graduate Management Admission Test; National Assessment of Adult Literacy; Program for International Student Assessment
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