ERIC Number: EJ1046392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Using Work Samples from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to Design Tasks That Assess Statistical Knowledge for Teaching
Groth, Randall E.
Journal of Statistics Education, v22 n3 2014
Statistics courses for prospective teachers are being developed in response to recent K-12 curriculum recommendations. As these courses are developed, it is important to design accompanying assessments. This manuscript describes a strategy for assessing aspects of statistical knowledge for teaching. The strategy involves analyzing and responding to children's work samples from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. An example is provided to illustrate how such an assessment task can serve to reveal different aspects of respondents' subject matter knowledge as well as their pedagogical content knowledge. Thoughts are provided on how to use the assessment tasks to identify levels of statistical knowledge for teaching.
Descriptors: Statistics, Evaluation Methods, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Task Analysis, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Class Activities, Demonstrations (Educational), Instructional Design, Educational Principles, Thinking Skills, Prompting, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices, Sampling, Statistical Data, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress