Learning and assessment in statistics

Peter Petocz, Anna Reid

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    The main role of assessment is to support learning, and any view of assessment implies a corresponding view of learning. Research on students’ conceptions of statistics, learning in statistics and assessment, suggests that there is a clear variation from narrow to broad views. Another dimension is students’ perceptions of their future professional roles and how that impacts on their present studies. In order to support the learning process, assessment should be structured in such a way as to make apparent to students the full range of variation in conceptions and to encourage them towards the broadest and most inclusive ideas. Further, it is important that the approach to assessment has coherence with the overall pedagogical approach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ISI/IASE Satellite on Assessing Student Learning in Statistics
    EditorsBrian Phillips, Laurence Weldon
    Place of PublicationGuimarães, Portugal
    PublisherInternational Association for Statistical Education
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9789073592278
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventIASE/ISI-Satellite Conference on Assessing Student Learning in Statistics - Guimarães, Portugal
    Duration: 19 Aug 200721 Aug 2007


    ConferenceIASE/ISI-Satellite Conference on Assessing Student Learning in Statistics
    CityGuimarães, Portugal


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