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Developing and Using Electronic Assessments to Inform Student Learning and Instruction in Introductory Statistics

Amy Froelich
Iowa State University

As a part of a multi-year NSF funded project (DUE 12-45504), we developed electronic vocabulary, clicker and homework assessments at the topic level for a broad range of introductory statistics courses. In this talk, I will discuss the development and structure of these assessments, including the selection of topics, specification of learning outcomes and vocabulary words, and principles used in the development of the assessment questions. I will then describe some of the research on student learning from this work and its impact on instruction in our introductory statistics course.

*Joint work with Dr. Dianne Cook, Dr. Xiaoyue Cheng, James Curro, Kathleen Rey, Lindsay Rutter, Chelsey Legacy, and Evan Walsh.

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