10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
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This is a session of Topic 2: Statistics education at the school level

Session 2C (Thursday 12th, 16:00-17:30,   Level 2 - Seminar Room 3)

The Assessment of Statistics Education (panel)



In this panel session, we would like to discuss about the assessment of statistical education and to share cases of assessment criteria and assessment methods of problem-solving oriented statistical education.

  • Quality Assessment Structure of Statistical Examinations by Japan Statistical Society Certificate : Hiroko Nakanishi, Seikei University
    • In Japan, Japan Statistical Society (JSS) started JSS Certificate (JSSC) Examination, "Toukei Kentei", from 2011. Now we provide 5 grade tests to check statistical abilities and 2 grade tests of Survey Statistician. It is all Original Examination of JSSC. In this session, we introduce "Toukei Kentei" which is one of public assessment style for statistics education.
  • National Assessment of Academic Ability : Toshihito Sato, National Institute for Educational Policy Research
    • The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan has been implementing "National Assessment of Academic Ability" since 2007 in order to grasp the academic situation of children nationwide. The assessment evaluates the ability of Japanese language, mathematics, science for grade 6 and grade 9 child. I will introduce the evaluation of the statistical field and its result.
  • Formative assessment to foster the competency on statistical problem solving in Bowland Maths : Keiichi Nishimura, Professor of Mathematics Education. Tokyo Gakugei University
    • Bowland Maths is the project for improving mathematics education in UK. It includes some rich statistical tasks with the formative assessment framework which intends to foster the competency on statistical problem solving.I introduce the new rubric which Bowland Maths and our team (Bowland Japan) developed for the task.
  • Improvement of collaboration class of infographics creation by introducing PPDAC cycle and rubric : Yoshiro Yamamoto (Department of Mathematics) and Makoto Tomita (Department of Arts), Tokai University
    • As a collaborative class of mathematics department and art department, we have a class of infographics creation from 2013. This class is a class that creates infographics of the final task by group work, but it did not have common understanding of the goals to be reached. In the class of this year, we introduced the PPDAC cycle and clearly showed the goal by indicating the rubric along it. With these improvement, the contents of the produced infographics were enriched.

Panel discussion

2C1Hiroko Nakanishi (Japan)                                        
2C2Toshihito Sato (Japan)                                        
2C3Keiichi Nishimura (Japan)                                        
2C4Yoshiro Yamamoto (Japan)                                        
2C5Makoto Tomita (Japan)