National testing of probability in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 in Australia: A critical analysis

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Title National testing of probability in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 in Australia: A critical analysis
Author Nisbet, Steven
Publication Title Proceedings of the AAMT–MERGA conference 2011
Editor Julie Clark, Barry Kissane, Judith Mousley, Toby Spencer, Steve Thornton
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Adelaide, Australia
Publisher AAMT-MERGA
Abstract This paper provides a critical analysis of the probability questions in the 2009 & 2010 NAPLAN numeracy tests for Years 3, 5, 7, and 9 from a number of perspectives. The analysis revealed that probability is under-represented in recent NAPLAN tests, with only one probability item included in each year level in the 2010 test. The items reveal a limited focus regarding type of task and response method. There is poor coverage of the National Statements of Learning in Mathematics (Curriculum Corporation, 2006), and weak alignment with the constructs in the Probabilistic Reasoning Framework (Jones et al, 1997).
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.merga.net.au/node/38?year=2011
Alternative URI http://www.merga.net.au/documents/RP_NISBET_MERGA34-AAMT.pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 MERGA. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher’s website or contact the authors.
ISBN 9781875900695
Conference name AAMT-MERGA conference 2011 : Mathematics: tradtions and (new) practices
Location Alice Springs, Australia
Date From 2011-07-03
Date To 2011-07-07
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41838
Date Accessioned 2011-07-14
Date Available 2012-02-10T02:13:05Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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