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Activity Number: 267
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 1, 2016 : 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #321770
Title: Using Introduction to Statistics Courses to Teach Quantitative Literacy
Author(s): Cathy Poliak*
Companies: University of Houston
Keywords: undergraduate ; general education requirement ; quantitative literacy ; assessement

Some universities are adding a component to the General Education Requirement ("GER") called the Quantitative Literacy ("QL") competency. This QL competency requirement is satisfied when a student completes at least one approved QL course that is decided by the major and approved by their university. This paper has three components to describe how an introduction to statistics course can be used to implement quantitative literacy. The first component is the definition of quantitative literacy competency as part of the GER described by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The second component describes how the requirements are implemented and assessed in an introduction to statistics course. Lastly, the third component shows some results of the assessments.

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