Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)
Students completing transfer-level math courses at LMC will demonstrate:
1. Preparation and Mathematical Maturity: Be prepared for the mathematical or statistical reasoning required in upper division work in their major, including the ability to generalize mathematical concepts and comprehend increasing levels of mathematical abstraction.
2. Mathematical Literacy:
3. Problem-solving ability:
4. Modeling ability:
5. Effective Learning skills:
PSLO Assessment Report Summary
Our assessment research focused on PSLO 3: Problem-solving ability. We analyzed student work on common final exam questions in Statistics (Math 34), Calclulus I (Math 50), and Linear Algebra (Math 75). In Statistics, a majority of students were not proficient. In Calculus I and Linear Algebra, a majority of students were proficient or better.
The 11 math professors who participated in the Statistics assessment made the following recommendations for improving proficiency numbers in the problem-solving PSLO:
The overall recommendation for improved student learning is that increased course-focused teaching communities are needed and to be fostered and supported by the college, through grants, and initiatives that foster increased student learning and transfer to 4-year institutions.