The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education
Edited by: I. Gal and J.B. Garfield
1997, 296 pp., hardcover (reprinted 2005)
ISBN: 978-90-5199-333-2
Price: US$80 / €72

This prospective book discusses conceptual and pragmatic issues in the assessment of statistical knowledge and reasoning skills among students at the college and precollege levels, and the use of assessments to improve instruction. It is designed primarily for academic audiences involved in teaching statistics and mathematics, and in teacher education and training. The book is divided in four sections: (I) Assessment goals and frameworks, (2) Assessing conceptual understanding of statistical ideas, (3) Innovative models for classroom assessments, and (4) Assessing understanding of probability. Both editors are involved in assessment issues in statistics. The book is written by leading researchers, statistics math educators and curriculum developers.

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