Joan Garfield
University of Minnesota

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 2, Number 1 (Winter 1996)

Iddo Gal (University of Haifa) and Joan Garfield (University of Minnesota) are pleased to announce that the International Statistical Institute and IOS press (both in the Netherlands) will jointly publish their book: The Assessment Challenge in Statistics. The book will consist of approximately 20 chapters written by authors from the USA, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Chapters discuss conceptual and pragmatic issues in assessing statistical knowledge and reasoning skills of students at all educational levels. The book is organized in four sections: Assessment goals and frameworks, Assessing conceptual understanding, Innovative models for classroom assessment, and Assessing the learning of probability. The book is scheduled for publication in early 1997.

Joan Garfield
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
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128 Pillsbury Drive, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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