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Some emerging influences underpinning assessment in statistics


Book: 
The assessment challenge in statistics education
Authors: 
Begg, A.
Editors: 
Gal, I., & Garfield, J. B.
Type: 
Category: 
Pages: 
17-25
Year: 
1997
Publisher: 
IOS Press
Place: 
Amsterdam, Holland
Abstract: 

A number of influences impinge on statistics education. This chapter focuses on three of these that are especially noticeable at the K-12 level but also operate to some extent at the college level: a) the changing place of statistics in the curriculum, b) the emphasis on processes in the mathematics curriculum, and c) new ideas about learning and the ways that assessment is viewed in education in general. These, together with the purposes and principles of assessment, are explored because they underpin aspects of assessment in statistics education.