Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning Assessment

The Quantitative and Scientific  Reasoning Assessment is a 45 item multiple choice test designed to assess quantitative literacy in incoming students. Performance on the test helps us assess preparation for college-level courses that include quantitative content. A student’s score, along with a statistical analysis of the set of scores of all incoming students, is sent to the adviser so that they can advise more effectively about academic work at Bates. In addition, all students’ scores—after the names of the students have been removed—will be used as a baseline by Bates College as we assess general education requirements. The goal is to identify the types of courses and experiences that are most effective for improving quantitative and scientific literacy.