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ERIC Number: ED573354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Trialling a Professional Statistical Literacy Hierarchy for Teachers
Pierce, Robyn; Chick, Helen; Watson, Jane; Dalton, Michael; Les, Magdalena
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
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. [This research received additional funding from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) (renamed the Department of Education and Training (DET) in 2015).]
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Research Council
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia