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QEP Student Learning Outcomes
LCCC’s goal and objectives for the QEP are
Table 7  QEP Goals and Objectives
QEP Goal – Increase student success in our
targeted mathematics courses by spring, 2014. 
Objectives 
1. Maintain or exceed pass and success rates for MAT 0002. 
2. Increase pass and success rates in MAT 0024. 
3. Increase pass and success rates in MAT 1033. 
4. Increase pass and success rates in MAC 1105 
To meet these goals and objectives and for the purpose of
this QEP, student
learning is defined as the measurable improvement in skill level of students in
targeted
mathematics courses relevant to continued success within the mathematics
sequence.
A Student Learning Outcomes subcommittee defined the list of outcomes for the
four
course sequence. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of the
following
student learning outcomes by the end of the four course sequence.
QEP Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
1. Ability to solve absolute value, rational, and radical equations and graph
their
functions
2. Ability to solve quadratic equations by factoring, using the square root
property, and completing the square and the quadratic formula
3. Ability to solve and graph linear equations , polynomial equations,
inequalities,
and linear systems
4. Ability to simplify and perform operations on rational and radical
expressions
and graph their functions
5. Ability to understand basic elements of functions including identification,
domain and range, function notation, and function algebra
6. Ability to solve logarithmic and exponential equations and graph their
functions
Learning outcomes were developed for each course to support the achievement
of the QEP goal and objectives. These courselevel SLOs show a logical
progression
through the four course sequence. The courselevel SLOs are defined in the body
of
the crossreferencing table below. These outcomes will be assessed in the
evaluation of
the QEP.
Table 8 – Course Level Student Learning Outcomes
QEP Goal: Increase student success in our targeted mathematics courses by spring, 2014.  
QEP Student Learning Outcomes  
QEP Objective  1. Ability to solve absolute value, rational, and radical equations and graph their functions 
2. Ability to solve quadratic equations by factoring, using the square root property, and completing the square and the quadratic formula 
3. Ability to solve and graph linear equations, polynomial equations, inequalities, and linear systems

4. Ability to simplify and perform operations on rational and radical expressions and graph their functions 
5. Ability to understand basic elements of functions including identification, domain and range, notation, and function algebra 
6. Ability to solve logarithmic and exponential equations and graph their functions

1. Maintain or exceed pass and success rates for
MAT 0002.

1.1.1 Simplify absolute value expressions 1.1.2 Use order of operations to simplify expressions 
1.4.1 Simplify square root expressions 1.4.2 Add, subtract, multiply , and divide fractions 

2. Increase pass and success rates in MAT 0024

2.1.1 Simplify absolute value expressions 2.1.2 Solve equations involving square roots 2.1.3 Solve equations involving numerical fractions

2.2.1 Factor trinomials of the form x^{2}+bx+c 2.2.2 Factor trinomials of the form ax^{2}+bx+c 2.2.3 Factor by grouping 2.2.4 Solve a quadratic equation by factoring

2.3.1 Solve linear equations 2.3.2 Find and identify the slope of a line 2.3.3 Graph a linear equation 2.3.4 Find and identify x and yintercepts

2.4.1 Simplify a rational expression in lowest
terms 2.4.2 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions 2.4.3 Simplify square root expressions 2.4.4 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide expression involving a square root 
2.6.1 Use the product rule for exponents 2.6.2 Use the power rules for products and quotients 2.6.3 Simplify expressions involving exponents


3. Increase pass and success rates in MAT 1033

3.1.1 Solve and graph absolute value equations 3.1.2 Solve rational equations 3.1.3 Solve radical equations

3.2.1 Solve quadratic equations by factoring 3.2.2 Solve quadratic equations using the square root property 3.2.3 Use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations

3.3.1 Solve and graph linear equations 3.3.2Solve twovariable systems of equation by using substitution 3.3.3 Solve twovariable systems of equations by graphing 3.3.4 Solve twovariable systems of equations using the addition method 3.3.5 Ability to work with vertical, horizontal, parallel and perpendicular lines 3.3.6 Solve and graph linear inequalities 3.3.7 Use formulas and find the equations for lines, including the slope, pointslope, slopeintercept, and standard forms 3.3.8 Solve absolute value inequalities 
3.4.1 Simplify and perform operations on rational
expressions 3.4.2 Simplify and perform operations on radical expressions

3.5.1 Identify the basic elements of functions including identification 3.5.2 Evaluate a function for a given xvalue 3.5.3 Find domain and range 3.5.4 Use function notation appropriately 3.5.5 Use function algebra 

4. Increase pass and success rates in MAC 1105

4.1.1 Identify and graph vertical and horizontal asymptotes 4.1.2 Use algebraic techniques to solve absolute value, rational, and radical equations. 4.1.3 Graph polynomials of degree 2 and 3 
4.2.1 Solve quadratic equations by factoring 4.2.2 Solve quadratic equations by the square root property 4.2.3 Solve quadratic equations by completing the square 4.2.4 Use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations 
4.3.1 Solve systems of linear equations in two or
three variables 4.3.2 Solve a systems of linear inequalities 4.3.3 Solve a polynomial equation of degree 3 4.3.4 Use algebraic techniques to solve polynomial, rational, and absolute value inequalities 
4.4.1 Graph rational function 4.4.2 Identify the horizontal and vertical asymptotes 4.4.3 Find and identify the x and y intercepts

4.5.1 Demonstrate an understanding of functions 4.5.2 Identify the domain and range of a function 4.5.3 Compute composition of two functions

4.6.1 Graph exponential functions using
transformations of basic exponential functions 4.6.2 Graph logarithmic functions using transformations of basic logarithmic functions 4.6.3 Solve logarithmic equations 4.6.4 Solve exponential equations 
*To illustrate how to interpret the crossreferencing number scheme : 1.4.2 refers to the 2^{nd} course level SLO associated with QEP Objective 1 and QEP SLO 4.
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