We live in an increasingly quantitative world of data, financial information, and detailed problem solving. Quantitative reasoning (QR) is the interpretation, evaluation, and application of this information.
What is the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment (QRA)?
Quantitative reasoning is one of CCV’s graduation standards. To be sure all students meet the QR graduation standard, CCV requires degree students to prepare for and take a 55 minute Quantitative Reasoning Assessment (QRA).
QRA and WorkKeys®
The QRA is more than just a degree requirement. CCV uses an exam created by WorkKeys® as its QRA. This exam, the WorkKeys® Applied Mathematics assessment, is part of a nationally recognized credential. It measures the real world skills that employers indicate are critical to job success. Extensive work has been done to correlate the WorkKeys® Applied Mathematics skill levels with thousands of job profiles. CCV students can research the skill levels needed for their career goals and can share their WorkKeys® Applied Mathematics scores with potential employers.
CCV students must score a level 5 on the QRA/WorkKeys® Applied Mathematics assessment to meet the graduation standard. The majority of CCV students earn higher scores of 6 or 7.
Preparing for the Assessment
Students can prepare for the QRA/WorkKeys® Applied Mathematic assessment using KeyTrain®. KeyTrain® is a self-paced, computer training program that aligns with skills measured on the QRA/WorkKeys® Applied Mathematics assessment. All active CCV students have free and unlimited access to KeyTrain® and can use the program to test and develop their skills to meet both the graduation standard and their career goals.
Enrolling in KeyTrain® and Registering for the QRA
- CCV Advisors can enroll students in KeyTrain® anytime. The earlier the better! KeyTrain® skills will help students in their college courses and in their professional and personal day-to-day work with numbers.
- It is best to take the QRA immediately after completing a college-level math. The QRA is free to CCV students and is offered multiple times each semester. Students taking MAT-1030 Applied Math Concepts will take the assessment as part of the course. Students completing other math courses can take the assessment in any CCV academic center.