Quantitative Reasoning Skills Package
The Quantitative Reasoning Package is designed for istudents with strength in math and science, not those who find mathematical reasoning difficult. It used in colleges and universities as well as in selective college preparatory schools.
The Qualitative Reasoning Package features two powerful test instruments, the Quant Q and the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI). The Quant Q is an objective measure of quantitative reasoning skills for students in mathematically oriented disciplines. The CCTDI surveys the mindset attributes that dispose students to actually apply those skills. Together this pair of widely respected tools gives educators useful information about whether applicants and current students are both willing and able to think critically.
Skills Assessed by Quant Q
The Quant-Q targets reasoning skills in relation to quantitative problems. The instrument is designed to measure one’s ability to think beyond the calculations themselves in order to reason to the proper applications of those calculations. Five measurements of quantitative reasoning skills are assessed:
- Pattern Recognition
- Probability Combinatorics
- Out-of-the-Box Algebra
- Geometry and Optimization
- Quant Q Overall
No specific test prep is needed before taking the Quant-Q beyond the students’ normal mathematics and general education.
Mindset Assessed by CCTDI
The CCTDI measures seven attributes that influence an individual’s capacity to learn and to effectively apply critical thinking skills:
- the disposition toward truth-seeking or bias,
- the disposition toward open-mindedness or intolerance,
- the disposition toward anticipating possible consequences or being heedless of them,
- the disposition toward proceeding in a systematic or unsystematic way,
- the disposition toward being confident in the powers of reasoning or mistrustful of thinking,
- the disposition toward being inquisitive or resistant to learning
- the disposition toward mature and nuanced judgment or toward rigid simplistic thinking.
Data about relative strength and weakness in critical thinking and quantitative reasoning is primarily used for admissions and placement of students.
Our assessment report package provides the tables and graphics needed to compare your students’ achievement with national norms. It also identifies individual and group strengths and weaknesses. Online testing includes a printable individual report to document the scores of the test-taker; a short interpretative text description of each scale is included.
Numerical and categorical interpretation of strength are reported. A norm-referenced percentile ranking is provided for skills assessments.
Validity and Reliability
The Quant Q and CCTDI are built on a growing science of the measurement of human decision-making. These instruments have been psychometrically evaluated in collaboration with researchers, educators, trainers and working professionals, to assure cultural and language competence in the intended test taker group.
Secure, encrypted online testing is available 24x7x365 with our multilingual delivery options. Our browser or app based online system provides the option of taking our assessments on virtually any device.
The test-taker’s online interface is easy to use, data encrypted and flexible. Tests can be assigned to be taken within any window of time which meets the client’s needs. Each test is scored as soon as the test taker submits responses to the items on the test.
User Manuals provide comprehensive information how to optimally interpret Insight Assessment results reports.
Contact us to learn how the Quantitative Reasoning package can be predictive of success in mathematics, statistics, the physical and biological sciences, engineering, finance, economics, computer science, and architecture programs.