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Statistical literacy: a professional skill for today's teachers

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Chick, HL and Pierce, R, Statistical literacy: a professional skill for today's teachers, Curriculum & Leadership Journal, 11, (14) pp. 1-5. ISSN 1448-0743 (2013) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]


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Abstract

In today’s education environment, decision making based on data-driven evidence has become part of expected professional practice. In schools, student assessment data such as NAPLAN results, whole school reports, and Year 12 examination reports have the potential to inform changes in this practice. If education personnel such as teachers and principals can interpret the data to identify across-school and within-class areas of strength and concern, and even diagnose the needs of individual students, then it becomes possible to adapt teaching approaches and emphases in a highly targeted way, with the potential for significant positive outcomes.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:School/Institution
Objective Field:School/Institution Policies and Development
Author:Chick, HL (Associate Professor Helen Chick)
ID Code:87658
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-11-29
Last Modified:2013-11-29
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