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Quantitative Literacy

Quantitative literacy

Operational Definition

Quantitative Literacy represents the ability to interpret numerical information and apply it when solving real world problems.

Hallmark of a Bulldog

Ferris graduates interpret and use quantitative data to understand and effectively solve real-life problems.


Much of the information we receive is numerical in nature and represents a form of communication that transcends cultural boundaries.  A proper understanding of mathematics is necessary to effectively apply this information in our personal and professional lives.

Ferris Learning Outcomes

The observable activities or abilities that will be evaluated as evidence of student learning for this Core Competency are described below. The icons to the left of each outcome are linked to holistic scoring rubrics. A complete matrix of all 40 scoring rubrics is available on this page.

QNT1 rubric

QNT1: Express information – Students express information in multiple mathematical forms.

QNT2 rubric

QNT2: Analyze information – Students analyze information presented in multiple mathematical forms.

QNT3 rubric

QNT3: Apply approaches – Students apply quantitative approaches within contexts to solve problems and draw plausible conclusions.

QNT4 rubric

QNT4: Evaluate approaches – Students evaluate approaches to estimation, modeling, and   analysis of data, including assumptions, practical consequences, and limitati