Experiences with Authentic Assessment Techniques in an Introductory Statistics Course


Authors: 
Chance, B. L.
Volume: 
5
Pages: 
online
Year: 
1997
Publisher: 
Journal of Statistics Education
Abstract: 

In an effort to align evaluation with new instructional goals, authentic assessment techniques (see, e.g., Archbald and Newmann 1988, Crowley 1993, and Garfield 1994) have recently been introduced in introductory statistics courses at the University of the Pacific. Such techniques include computer lab exercises, term projects with presentations and peer reviews, take-home final exam questions, and student journals. In this article, I discuss the University of the Pacific's goals and experiences with these techniques, along with strategies for more effective implementation.

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