Graphics and the National Numeracy Tests
Diezmann, Carmel M. (2008) Graphics and the National Numeracy Tests. In 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, June 28 - July 01, 2008, St Lucia, Brisbane.
National numeracy tests herald a new era in Australian school assessment. The sets of sample test items suggest that understanding information graphics (e.g., maps) will be an important component of these tests. However, an analysis of test items reveals limited types of graphics in sample sets, poor quality graphics, atypical use of graphics, and a lack of consistency in the graphics depicting a common shape. These findings indicate the importance of repeating the analysis with the actual tests.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Information Graphics, Mathematics, Numeracy, National Tests, Assessment|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Mathematics Education Research Group Of Australasia Incorporated|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher|
|Deposited On:||09 Mar 2009 10:55|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:50|
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