Center for the Teaching of Statistics
Testing for Upper Level Thinking in Lower Division and Upper Division Statistics Classes and the Role of Technology
- Author(s): Esfandiari, Mahtash
- Phares, Susan
- et al.
Purposes of the study Assessing the extent to which the students in a lower division class (statistics 10) are expected to engage in recall of statistical information, comprehension & interpretation of statistical information, and application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of statistical concepts and methods. Assessing the extent to which the questions asked on statistics 10 examinations are stated within context and with reference to real world problems. Analysis of the type of questions (multiple-choice, true-false, word problems, and calculation problems) asked in the statistics 10 exams by level of challenge, context, and content taught.