The Assessment and Outreach Center will contact students who are eligible to complete the QL 156 CPL assessment. The assessment consists of three sections: representing data, predicting data, and measurement concepts. Each part consists of word problem applications.
- Using descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode) to represent a set of data
- Using graphs (bar graph, line graph, circle graph, histogram, frequency polygon) to represent a set of data
- Reading and interpreting the normal curve to make predictions
- Using definition of probability and odds to make predictions
- Using compound probability to make predictions
- Using counting concepts (counting principal, permutation, combination) to make predictions
- Converting measures within and between the American and Metric measurement systems (approximate conversion of common units of length, volume, mass and temperature)
- Using Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown lengths
- Determining geometric quantities of perimeter, area, surface area and volume (2D and 3D figures based on rectangles, triangles and circles)
- Connecting concepts of volume, capacity and mass
Sample QL 156 CPL Assessment
Below is a link to a sample assessment. The sample is designed to reflect the length and level of expectation of the assessment. Geometric shapes, measurement units, and data presentations will vary on the actual assessment.
- You may use a calculator that is not attached to your cell phone on the assessment but are encouraged to show all your work to illustrate the process used.
- You are allowed to use a 4 x 6 notecard during the assessment. Use the practice assessment to help you decide what to include on the notecard.
- The assessment is timed. You will have three hours to complete the assessment. As a guideline, most students spend about two hours on the assessment.
You can schedule your appointment by contacting the Assessment and Outreach Center at 414-382-6020.