Assessing statistical knowledge, understanding, and skills


Book: 
Teaching statistical concepts
Authors: 
Hawkins, A., Jolliffe, F., & Glickman, L.
Type: 
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Pages: 
196-221
Year: 
1992
Publisher: 
Longman Publishers
Abstract: 

This chapter describes various methods for assessing statistical knowledge, understanding and skills. It covers traditional written forms of assessment, multiple-choice vs. open-ended questions, essays, practical work and projects, and oral assessments. It also discusses issues pertaining to the monitoring of on-going progress, groups that may be disadvantaged as the result of particular assessment methods, experiences of changing assessment methods, and the assessment of teachers.

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