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Status Report for the Adoption and Implementation
of Missouri's General Education Credit Transfer Policy


General Education Reporting Matrix -- Mathematics

 State-Level Goals
Skill Areas

Institutional Competencies

Courses and Credit Hours



To develop students' understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems and which could serve as a basis for continued learning.

Students will demonstrate the ability to...

describe contributions to society from the discipline of mathematics.

recognize and use connections within mathematics and between mathematics and other disciplines.

read, interpret, analyze, and synthesize quantitative data.

formulate and use generalizations based upon pattern recognition.

apply and use mathematical models to solve problems.

3 credit hours

MAT123 or higher

All students can receive assistance in the Math Lab.

1. All degree-seeking students at Mineral Area College are given placement tests prior to or at the time of enrollment. They take either the ACT Examination or the COMPASS Test Battery. The ACT is designed to measure student academic skills in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. The COMPASS Test Battery is designed to measure student academic skills in English, Mathematics, and Reading.

2. All students who receive a degree from Mineral Area College are required to take the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficieny (CAAP) test battery. This is designed to measure the graduate's academic skills in the areas of Writing Skills, Mathematics, Reading, Critical Thinking, and Science Reasoning.

3. The results of these tests are available in Universe, our Student Information System. Customized reports are also available from the Director of Assessment. Data can be provided for individual students, classes, programs departments and/or divisions.

4. Each semester, periodic department-level meetings review courses and student performance.

5. A faculty General Education Committee reviews the program annually.

6. Faculty members, The Dean of Arts and Sciences, The Director of Assessment, and The Dean of Students meet monthly on an assessment committee.