Assess Your Success Natural World (NW)

The Natural World Test, Version 9 (NW-9) is a 66-item multiple choice test developed by science and mathematics university faculty to assess college students’ quantitative and scientific reasoning skills. The Natural World Test is currently in its ninth edition and reflects development spanning over the last decade.  The NW-9 is intended to measure learning in scientific and quantitative reasoning for undergraduate college students. Since items were designed to be content-free, this instrument should be appropriate for students in any general education science curriculum.  Students should be given approximately 60 minutes to complete this test.

The NW-9 was designed to evaluate student learning in eight general education objectives related to scientific and quantitative reasoning.

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