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Assessing statistical understanding in middle schools: Emerging issues in a technology-rich environment


Callingham, R, Assessing statistical understanding in middle schools: Emerging issues in a technology-rich environment, Technology Innovations in Statistics Education, 5, (1) Article uclastat_cts_tise_44. ISSN 1933-4214 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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The increased importance of developing statistical understanding in school education is recognised in curriculum documents across the world. The role of technology in enhancing the teaching of statistics is emphasised in these documents and the emergence of quality computer software and websites provides teachers with access to unprecedented resources for teaching statistics to young students. Assessment processes, however, have not kept pace with the advances in technology. This paper highlights some emerging and existing issues in the assessment of statistical understanding at the school level, and includes discussion of the implications for teachers and researchers.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:statistical understanding, classroom assessment, large-scale assessment, middle schools, information technology
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:71755
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2011-08-04
Last Modified:2017-10-05
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