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Trialling a professional statistical literacy hierarchy for teachers


Pierce, R and Chick, H and Watson, J and Dalton, M and Les, M, Trialling a professional statistical literacy hierarchy for teachers, Mathematics Education: Expanding Horizons - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2-6 July 2012, Singapore, pp. 602-609. ISBN 978-981-07-2527-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Teachers now require high levels of statistical literacy in order to take advantage of the many statistical reports analysing assessment data that are provided by system authorities. In this report 16 items from the Attitudes and Statistical Literacy Instrument (ASLI) are used with 704 teachers to provide a hierarchical scale of teacher ability to interpret these assessment data. Using Rasch analysis, three levels of ability are identified, related to reading values, comparing values, and analysing a data set. Implications are drawn for professional learning for teachers and for further research.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
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:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Chick, H (Associate Professor Helen Chick)
UTAS Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
ID Code:79258
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-08-29
Last Modified:2017-12-09
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