Exploring Teachers' Understanding of Graphical Representations of Group Performance

Author(s):
Zapata-Rivera, Diego; Vezzu, Margaret; VanWinkle, Waverely Hester
Publication Year:
2013
Report Number:
RM-13-04
Source:
ETS Research Memorandum
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
32
Subject/Key Words:
Design and Evaluation of Score Reports Distribution of Scores Score Reports for Teachers Graphical Representations

Abstract

Every year in the United States, millions of score reports are produced and delivered to teachers, students, parents, school administrators, and policymakers. Research shows that many educators have trouble understanding and making appropriate use of score reports. This paper evaluates three graphical representations of test score distribution. Results of a usability study and a study evaluating these three graphical representations are presented and discussed.

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