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November 2007: SERJ
 

delMas, R., Garfield, J., Ooms, A., & Chance, B. (2007). Assessing studentsí conceptual understanding after a first course in statistics. Statistics Education Research Journal, 6(2), 28-58.
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/serj/SERJ6(2)_delMas.pdf

 
July 2006: Presentation at ICOTS-7
 

Assessing Students' Statistical Reasoning.
Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Salvador, Brazil by Robert delMas, University of Minnesota, Ann Ooms, University of Minnesota, Joan Garfield, University of Minnesota, and Beth Chance, California Polytechnic State University.

ICOTS_7_ARTIST.ppt

 
April 2006: Presentation at AERA
 

Assessing Students' Conceptual Understanding After a First Course in Statistics.
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
Presented by Robert delMas, University of Minnesota, Joan Garfield, University of Minnesota, Beth Chance, California Polytechnic State University, and Ann Ooms, University of Minnesota.
Click here to view the paper [in pdf-format].

 
March 14, 2006: USCOTS Webinar
  "Using the ARTIST website to develop assessments for introductory statistics" with Bob delMas.
During this webinar, ARTIST team member Bob delMas guided people through the ARTIST website. The tour included an overview of an online collection of literature on assessment in statistics education, much of which can be accessed online or downloaded. Resources for creating alternative forms of assessment such as student projects were also presented. People also learned about efficient ways to create assessments from items from the ARTIST Item Database using a tool known as the Assessment Builder. By the end of the session, they learned how to select assessment items and download them in a format that can be edited with a word processor.

View presentation: http://www.causeweb.org/webinar/artist/
 
January 12 - 15, 2006: ARTIST Mini course at JMM in San Antonio, Texas
  A MAA Mini course on Designing and Evaluating Assessments for Introductory Statistics took place at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, Texas, from January 12 to January 15, 2005. Workshop Leaders included Beth Chance (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Bob delMas (University of Minnesota), and Allan Rossman (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo). Statistics teachers find it challenging to construct student assessments that focus on conceptual understanding, allow consistent scoring, and provide informative feedback. Participants were involved in constructing assessment instruments for use in introductory courses using an on-line assessment resource, ARTIST, and in evaluating the results. We discussed guidelines of effective assessment, resources for assessment material categorized by concept and level of difficulty, suggestions for evaluating student performance through examinations and performance assessments, and used of a comprehensive first-course exam. Participants were invited to pilot items, contribute new items, and share outcome data for comparison across institutions through ARTIST. 
 
November 12, 2005: ARTIST Workshop at AMATYC in San Diego, California
  We presented a 2-hour ARTIST workshop at the AMATYC conference in November (San Diego). The workshop took place on Saturday, November 12, 2005, from 1:15 to 3:15PM in the Sunset room of the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, near Old Town San Diego. This workshop provided experience using online tools to produce assessments for an introductory statistics course. Using resources developed by the Assessment Resources Tools for Improving Statistical Thinking (ARTIST), the workshop covered basic principles of assessment design, introduced the ARTIST website, and provided hands-on experience using ARTIST materials to develop assessments.
 
August 2005: Presentation at EARLI, Cyprus
  The Evaluation of the Web-based ARTIST, Assessment Resource Tools for Improving Statistical Thinking.
Poster presented at the 11th Biennial European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Presented by Ann Ooms, University of Minnesota; Joan Garfield, University of Minnesota; and Robert delMas, University of Minnesota.
Click here to view the poster
 
August 2005: Presentation at JSM, Minneapolis
  Assessment in First Courses of Statistics: Today and Tomorrow.
Paper presented in a Contributed Topic Panel Session at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Minneapolis, MN.
Presented by Ann Ooms, University of Minnesota.
Click here to view the presentation
 
August 6, 2005: Workshop on Assessment and ARTIST Resources in Minneapolis
  A free workshop sponsored by the ARTIST project was be held prior to the Joint Statistical Meetings, Saturday, August 6, 1-5pm, at the University of Minnesota. In the workshop, participants had the opportunity to explore the ARTIST website including the Assessment Builder, to discuss issues related to assessing introductory statistics students (e.g., developing assessment items and alternative types of assessments), to participate in guided activities that challenged them to consider the implications of students’ responses on assessment items for modifying instruction, and to brainstorm individualized assessment plans. Workshop presenters included: Allan Rossman and Beth Chance, (Cal Poly), Bob delMas (University of Minnesota), and John Holcomb (Cleveland State).
 
July 2005: Presentation at SRTL, New Zealand
 

Using Assessment Items to Study Students’ Difficulty with Reading and Interpreting Graphical Representations of Distributions.
Paper presented at the Fourth International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy (SRTL-4), Auckland, New Zealand.
Presented by Robert delMas, University of Minnesota; Joan Garfield, University of Minnesota; and Ann Ooms, University of Minnesota.
Click here to view the presentation

Click here to view the paper

 
May 20, 2005: ARTIST at USCOTS in Columbus, Ohio
  Joan Garfield, Bob delMas, and Beth Chance, were available at the roundtable during the USCOTS meeting, on Friday, May 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 to talk about assessement.
 
August 2004: ARTIST Roundtable Conference in Appleton, Wisconcin
  An ARTIST Roundtable Conference on Assessment in Statistics was held in Appleton, Wisconcin, from August 1 to 4, 2004. Click here for more information.
  Conference Proceedings: http://www.rossmanchance.com/artist/Proctoc.html
   
August 2004: Presentation at ARTIST Roundtable Conference on Assessment in Statistics
  An Online Tour of the ARTIST Website and Assessment Builder.
Presented by Robert delMas, University of Minnesota.
 
August 2004: ARTIST Users meeting in Toronto, Canada
 
ARTIST Users meeting took place during the Joint Statistical Meetings in Toronto in August 2004. ARTIST users shared ideas with each other and provided feedback to the ARTIST staff.
 
January 2004: Presentation at the MAA Mini course on Designing and Evaluating Assessments for Introductory Statistics
 

An Overview of the ARTIST Assessment Builder.
Presented by Robert delMas, University of Minnesota.

January 2004: MAA Mini course in Phoenix, Arizona
A MAA Mini course on Designing and Evaluating Assessments for Introductory Statistics took place at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Phoenix, Arizona, from January 7 to January 9, 2004. Workshop Leaders included: Beth Chance (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Bob delMas (University of Minnesota), and Allan Rossman (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo). Statistics teachers find it challenging to construct student assessments that focus on conceptual understanding, allow consistent scoring, and provide informative feedback. Participants were involved in constructing assessment instruments for use in introductory courses using an on-line assessment resource, ARTIST, and in evaluating the results. We discussed guidelines of effective assessment, resources for assessment material categorized by concept and level of difficulty, suggestions for evaluating student performance through examinations and performance assessments, and use of a comprehensive first-course exam. Participants were invited to pilot items, contribute new items, and share outcome data for comparison across institutions through ARTIST. 
April 2003: Presentation at AERA
 

"The Web-based ARTIST: Assessment Resource Tools for Improving Statistical Thinking". Presented in "Assessment of Statistical Reasoning to Enhance Educational Quality".
Presented by Joan Garfield, University of Minnesota; Beth Chance, California Polytechnic State University; and Robert delMas, University of Minnesota.
Click here to view the paper
[in pdf-format].

 
August 2003: Presentation at JSM
  "Web ARTIST: An Online Resource for the Assessment of Instructional Outcomes". Presented in the session titled "Rethinking Assessment in Statistics Education: Realigning Goals and Practices."
Presented by Robert delMas, University of Minnesota; Joan Garfield, University of Minnesota; and Beth Chance, California Polytechnic State University.
Click here to view the paper [in pdf-format].
   
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