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Initial Assessment for QL 156

Mathematical Connections Assessment

The Mathematical Connections assessment consists of three sections: representing data, predicting data, and measurement concepts. Each part consists of word problem applications.

Representing Data

  • 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

Predicting 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

Measurement Concepts

  • 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

The assessment is not timed. As a guideline, most students spend about 1.5 hours on the assessment. Additional time is available if needed but must be arranged in advance. You may use a calculator and a 4” x 6” notecard on the 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.

QL 156 Practice Assessment

QL 156 Practice Assessment w/solutions


Please contact the Assessment Center at 414-382-6020 to schedule an appointment to take this assessment.

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