Reference Materials for QR Assessment
There is a rich body of literature on Quantitative Reasoning (QR) assessment. This page is broken down into three sections including:
(1) Books and Reports
Aliaga, Martha, George Cobb, Carolyn Cuff, Joan Garfield (Chair), Rob Gould, Robin Lock, Tom Moore, Allan Rossman, Bob Stephenson, Jessica Utts, Paul Velleman, and Jeff Witmer. 2010. Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education: College Report. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.
Bidgood, Penelope, Neville Hunt and Flavia Jolliffe (Editors). 2010. Assessment Methods in Statistical Education: An International Perspective. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Cowan, John. 1998. On Becoming an Innovative University Teacher: Reﬂection in Action. Buckingham Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press.
Franklin, Christine, Gary Kader, Denise Newborn, Jerry Moreno, Roxy Peck, Mike Perry, Richard Scheaffer. 2007. Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K-12 Curriculum Framework. Alexandria, Virginia: American Statistical Association.
Suskie, Linda. 2009. Assessing Student Learning, 2nd Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Webb, Norman L. Editor. 1993. Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom (1993 Yearbook). Reston, VA: NCTM.
Wright, Robert J., David Ellemor-Collins, and Pamela D. Tabor. 2011. Developing Number Knowledge: Assessment, Teaching & Intervention with 7-11 Year Olds. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Wright, Robert J., James Martland, and Ann K. Stafford. 2006. Early Numeracy: Assessment for Teaching and Intervention. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
(2) Articles and Books Chapters
Asia E-University. 2009. "Classroom Assessment." Chapter 10 in Educational Psychology (online course).
Boersma, Stuart, Caren Diefenderfer, Shannon W. Dingman, and Bernard L. Madison. 2011. "Quantitative Reasoning in the Contemporary World, 3: Assessing Student Learning." Numeracy4(2): Article 8.
Bookman, Jack, Susan L. Ganter, and Rick Morgan. 2008. "Developing Assessment Methodologies for Quantitative Literacy: A Formative Study." The American Mathematical Monthly 115(10): 911-929.
Davies, Neville and John Marriott. 2010. "Assessment and Feedback in Statistics." In Assessment Methods in Statistical Education: An International Perspective, edited by Penelope Bidgood, Neville Hunt and Flavia Jolliffe. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Pp. 3-19.
Dwyer, Carol Anne, Ann Gallagher, Jutta Levin, and Mary E. Morley. 2003. What is Quantitative Reasoning? Defining the Construct for Assessment Purposes. Princeton: NJ. Educational Testing Services (ETS).
Fagerlin, A., Zikmund-Fisher, B.J., Ubel, P.A., Jankovic, A., Derry, H.A., & Smith, D.M. 2007. "Measuring Numeracy without a Math Test: Development of the Subjective Numeracy Scale (SNS)." Medical Decision Making 27(5): 672-680.
Gong, D.A. J.Y. Lee, R.G. Rozier, B.T. Pahel, J.A. Richman, and W.F. Vann, Jr. 2007. "Development and Testing of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Dentistry (TOFHLiD)." Journal of Public Health Dentistry 67(2): 105-112.
Grawe, Nathan D, Neil S. Lutsky, and Christopher J. Tassava. 2010. "A Rubric for Assessing Quantitative Reasoning in Written Arguments." Numeracy 3(1):Article 3.
Huizinga, Mary M., Tom A. Elasy, Kenneth A. Wallston, Kerri Cavanaugh, Dianne Davis, Rebecca P. Gregory, Lynn S. Fuchs, Robert Malone, Andrea Cherrington, Darren A. DeWalt, John Buse, Michael Pignone, and Russell L. Rothman. 2008. "Development and Validation of the Diabetes Numeracy Test (DNT)." BMC Health Services Research 8: 96.
Hurney, Carol A., Justin Brown, Heather Peckham Griscom. 2011. "Closing the Loop: Involving Faculty in the Assessment of Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning." Journal of College Science Teaching 40(6): 18-23.
Johnson, Yvette Nicole and Jennifer J. Kaplan. N.d. "Assessing the Quantitative Literacy of Students at a Large Public Research University.'' Michigan State University. Unpublished manuscript.
Jones, Elizabeth A. and Stephen RiCharde. 2005. NPEC Sourcebook on Assessment: Definitions of Assessment Methods for Communication, Leadership, Information Literacy, Quantitative Reasoning, and Quantitative Skills. National Center for Education Statistics.
Korey, Jane. 2000. "Dartmouth College Mathematics Across the Curriculum Evaluation Summary: Mathematics and Humanities Courses." Unpublished manuscript.
Lipkus, Isaac, Greg Samsa, and Barbara K. Rimer. 2001. "General Performance on a Numeracy Scale among Highly Education Samples." Medical Decision Making 21(1): 37-44.
McFarland, Jenny. 2010. "Teaching and Assessing Graphing Using Active Learning." MathAMATYC Educator 1(2): 32-39.
Osborn, C.Y., K.A. Wallston, A. Shpigel, K. Cavanaugh, S. Kripalani, and R.L. Rothman. 2013. "Development and Validation of the General Health Numeracy Test (GHNT)." Patient Education and Counseling. [Epub ahead of print].
Parker, Ruth M., David W. Baker, Mark V. Williams, and Joanne R. Nurss. 1995. "The Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults: A New Instrument for Measuring Patients' Literacy Skills." Journal of General Internal Medicine10(10): 537-41.
Ranney, Michael Andrew, Luke F. Rinne, Louise Yarnall, Edward Munnich, Luke Miratrix, and Patricia Schank. 2008. "Designing and Assessing Numeracy Training for Journalists: Toward Improving Quantitative Reasoning among Media Consumers."Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of the Learning Sciences.
Rutz, Carol and Nathan D. Grawe. 2009. "Pairing WAC and Quantitative Reasoning through Portfolio Assessment and Faculty Development." Across the Disciplines 6.
Schield, Milo. 2010. "Assessing Statistical Literacy: Take CARE." In Assessment Methods in Statistical Education: An International Perspective, edited by Penelope Bidgood, Neville Hunt and Flavia Jolliffe. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Pp. 133-152.
Schwartz, Lisa M., Steve Woloshin, William C. Black, and H. Gilbert Welch.1997. "The Role of Numeracy in Understanding the Benefit of Screening Mammography." Annals of Internal Medicine 127(11): 966-972.
Schwartz, Lisa M., Steve Woloshin, and H. Gilbert Welch. 2005. "Can Patients Interpret Health Information? An Assessment of the Medical Data Interpretation Test." Medical Decision Making 25(3): 290-300.
Shavelson, Richard J. 2008. "Reflections on Quantitative Reasoning: An Assessment Perspective." In Calculation vs. Context: Quantitative Literacy and Its Implication for Teacher Education, edited byBernard L. Madison and Lynn Arthur Steen. Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 27-44.
Sundre, Donna L. and Thelk, Amy D. 2010. "Advancing Assessment of Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning." Numeracy 3(2): Article 2.
Taylor, Corrine. 2009. "Assessing Quantitative Reasoning." Numeracy 2(2): Article 1.
Vacher, H.L., and Todd Chavez. 2009. "Quantitative Literacy on the Web of Science 2 - Mining the Health Numeracy Literature for Assessment Items." Numeracy2(1): Article 5.
Wallace, Dorothy; Kim Rheinlander, Steven Woloshin, and Lisa, Schwartz. 2009. "Quantitative Literacy Assessments: An Introduction to Testing Tests." Numeracy 2(2): Article 3.
Ward, Rose Marie, Monica C. Schneider, and James D. Kiper. 2011. "Development of an Assessment of Quantitative Literacy for Miami University." Numeracy 4(2):Article 4.
Wilder, Esther Isabelle. 2010. "A Qualitative Assessment of Efforts to Integrate Data Analysis throughout the Sociology Curriculum: Feedback from Students, Faculty and Alumni." Teaching Sociology'38(2): 226-246.
Woloshin, Steve, Lisa M. Schwartz, and H.Gilbert Welch. 2005. "Patients and Medical Statistics. Interest, Confidence, and Ability." Journal of General Internal Medicine 20(11): 996-1000.
(3) Internet Resources
Assessment in the Geosciences
A guide for undertaking assessment in the geosciences.
James Madison University Assessment Resources
A collection of resources to help teachers assess statistical literacy, statistical reasoning, and statistical thinking.
Assessment tips, techniques, and examples from JMU's Center for Assessment and Research Studies.
A collection of QR assessment tools, mostly of a very general nature.