MESA-Intermediate is 37-question multiple-choice test designed to assess the mathematical skills that are required for success in intermediate-level economics courses. It contains questions that test skills in geometry and graphs, algebra, and calculus. The test helps instructors teach students based on the skills they have instead of the skills we hope they have and can identify early in the semester those students that will need extra support during the term. MESA-Intermediate was co-developed by Irene Foster (George Washington University), George Orlov (Cornell), and Doug McKee (Cornell), and has been piloted at Cornell, George Washington, and the Copenhagen Business School.
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A sample question from MESA-Intermediate: