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Assessment and the process of learning statistics


Book: 
Journal of Statistics Education
Authors: 
Hubbard, R.
Category: 
Volume: 
5(1)
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
1997
URL: 
http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v5n1/hubbard.html
Abstract: 

Because assessment drives student learning, it can be used as a powerful tool to encourage students to adopt deep rather than surface learning strategies. Many standard assessment questions tend to reinforce the memorization of procedures rather than the understanding of concepts. To counteract this trend, some techniques for constructing questions that test understanding of concepts and that address specific goals of statistical education are described and illustrated with examples.