A framework for assessing knowledge and learning in statistics (K-8)


Book: 
The assessment challenge in statistics education
Authors: 
Friel, S. N., Bright, G. W., Frierson, D., & Kader, G. D.
Editors: 
Gal, I., & Garfield, J. B.
Type: 
Category: 
Pages: 
55-63
Year: 
1997
Publisher: 
IOS Press
Place: 
Amsterdam, Holland
Abstract: 

This chapter provides an overview for thinking about what teachers and students should know and be able to do with respect to learning statistics at the K-8 levels. Given the number of concepts to be considered and our limited knowledge about the complexities of learning these concepts, we focus on the understanding of graphical representations, examine examples of "good tasks" that may be used to assess graph knowledge, and reflect on what we have learned about the complexities of assessing students' graph knowledge, when using these tasks.