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Assessing statistical knowledge as it relates to students' interpretation of data


Book: 
Reflections on statistics: Agendas for learning, teaching, and assessment in K-12.
Authors: 
Gal, I.
Editors: 
Lajoie, Susanne P.
Type: 
Category: 
Pages: 
275-295
Year: 
1998
Publisher: 
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Place: 
Mahway, NJ
Abstract: 

The chapter examines the nature of interpretive skills that students need to acquire in statistics education, with a special focus on the role of students' opinions about data. Issues in the elicitation and evaluation of students' opinions are examined, and implications for assessment practices and teacher training are discussed.