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Quantitative Reasoning in the Disciplines (QRID)

What is Quantitative Reasoning?

The Montgomery College General Education Assessment Rubric for Quantitative Reasoning states: “Quantitative Reasoning includes the ability to interpret and represent data; perform mathematical calculations and carry out an analysis with clear assumptions; and finally communicate results appropriately.) Available at: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/outcomes/gened/)  

The National Numeracy Network provides the following definition: “the power and habit of mind to search out quantitative information, critique it, reflect upon it and apply it in their public, personal and professional lives.” (Available at: http://serc.carleton.edu/nnn/about/index.html)  

The AAC&U VALUE Rubric defines QR (using the phrasing of Quantitative Literacy) as: “a ‘habit of mind,’ competency, and comfort in working with numerical data. Individuals with strong QL skills possess the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations. They understand and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and they can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats (using words, tables graphs, mathematical equations, etc., as appropriate.” (Available at: http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/quantitative-literacy)  

For a more specific list of ways of thinking about QE, see Carleton College’s “Ten Foundational Quantitative Reasoning Questions”: https://apps.carleton.edu/quirk/curricular/10questions/



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