Title

Graphics and the national numeracy tests

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

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.

School/Institute

School of Education

Document Type

Open Access Conference Paper

Access Rights

Open Access

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