Using Standard Deviation and Bell Curves for Assessment


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A measurement that indicates how much a group of scores vary from the average called _____.

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1. A group of ten students take a test and they all get an A. Which of the following statistical results would be true for this group?

2. A group of ten students take a test and they all get an F. What type of distribution would result considering the full possible range on the test was anywhere from an F to an A?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and its corresponding worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the concepts of standard deviation and the bell curve. In order to pass this quiz, you'll need to know the definition of standard deviation, how to generally estimate standard deviation, and characteristics of standard deviation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz assesses your understanding of basic concepts of variation, including:

  • How distribution translates into standard deviation
  • The differences between normal and skewed distribution
  • What a normal distribution graph might look like

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on standard deviation
  • Making connections - use your understanding of distribution in terms of the bell curve
  • Distinguishing differences - contrast topics from the lesson, such as skewed distribution and normal distribution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about test score scenarios

Additional Learning

To learn more about standard deviation and the formula used to calculate it, review the accompanying lesson called Using Standard Deviation and Bell Curves for Assessment. The lesson's objectives include:

  • Understand how the bell curve relates to distribution
  • Define variation
  • Differentiate normal from skewed distribution
  • Understand the step-by-step process of calculating standard deviation