Here's the test: AP Statistics Mid-Year Assessment . Using this link (and excusing the poor formatting that comes with inserting images into Google docs) they are to create a Google Doc and share it with me that is essentially their stream of
They were not permitted to use each other as a resource, as this was an assessment to see what they know as individuals. This makes me uncomfortable, since it doesn't necessary follow the cooperative model
I'll share a conversation I had with a student about this, since it made my day.
"Mr. C, can we use each other as a resource?" - Student
"I'd prefer not, since I want to see what you know." - Me
"But in 'real life' we'd be allowed to use each other." - Student
"Arrggghhh, why must you make that argument?" - Me
"Because you taught me to." - Student
First thing a Stat teacher, or anyone familiar with Statistics will notice is that for most of the questions there's not really one "right" answer. The purpose behind this is to allow kids to think and write what they know, in regard to the skills being assessed. I'm loving the thought that has gone into each response. It feels like I've really touched on something here, something that does a little bit better than the strategy of "write everything you know about the topic" for the poor test taker/assessment do-er.
So what resource did kids use the most? At quick glance, my class wiki comes in first, with the Stat textbook coming in second. I'm hoping this spurs more content creation on the class wiki, so that it can develop into the ultimate online stat textbook. Yes, I am still living that dream.