Assessing Student Statistical Problem-Solving Skills using Interactive Java Applets
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Strader, A., Hall, R. & Pilant, M. (2001). Assessing Student Statistical Problem-Solving Skills using Interactive Java Applets. In J. Price et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (pp. 1196-1197). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2001
Jerry Price, Dee Anna Willis, Niki Davis & Jerry Willis
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Problem-solving instruction is a growing field within education. However, for distance education and other Web-mediated courses the traditional methods of assessment, namely multiple choice and short answer, are not sufficient. Although these formats can record final answers they cannot assess detailed aspects of the problem-solving process without becoming intrusive. A better assessment strategy is to use simulations and other highly interactive systems. Such tools can discreetly track student performance data without interfering with the problem-solving process. This paper will explore the use of interactive environments as an assessment technique of the problem-solving processes within Web-mediated courses and will focus on an example developed by the authors for use in an applied statistics course.
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