# Math Department Goals & Assessment

**Math Dept. Goals:**

**Students will demonstrate:**

- Mathematical correctness and proficiency.
- Proficiency in mathematical language and notation
- The ability to interpret real world situations and apply mathematical concepts.

**Math Dept. Program Level Outcomes (PLO's):**

**Students will be able to:**

**calculate**arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, spatial, and statistical quantities using appropriate technology.**estimate**arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, spatial, and statistical solutions.**solve**arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, spatial, and statistical expressions, equations, functions, and problems using appropriate technology.**represent**mathematical information numerically, symbolically, graphically, verbally, and visually using appropriate technology.**interpret**mathematical and statistical models such as formulas, functions, graphs, tables, and schematics, drawing conclusions and making inferences based on those models.**develop**mathematical and statistical models such as formulas, functions, graphs, tables, and schematics using appropriate technology.**communicate**mathematical theories and ideas clearly and concisely to others in the oral and written form.

The Math Department regularly takes a look at its students' success and tries to modify its offerings accordingly. Each semester we assess our student learning outcomes (SLO's) and reveiw the results from the previous term. We use success and retention rate data to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of our course offerings, modifying our teaching strategies and offerings accordingly.

**Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's)** for each of our math courses can be found HERE (updated April 2014).

**SLO Trends**

**Summaries of SLO Assessments, by term:**

2011: Fall

**PLO Trends**

**Summaries of PLO Assessments, by term:**

2014: Spring