Understanding Test and Exam Results Statistically

An Essential Guide for Teachers and School Leaders

  • Kaycheng Soh

Part of the Springer Texts in Education book series (SPTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Statistical Interpretation of Test/Exam Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kaycheng Soh
      Pages 3-8
    3. Kaycheng Soh
      Pages 9-13
    4. Kaycheng Soh
      Pages 25-33
    5. Kaycheng Soh
      Pages 35-45
    6. Kaycheng Soh
      Pages 47-50
    7. Kaycheng Soh
      Pages 65-71
  3. Measurement Involving Statistics

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 141-155

About this book


This book shares the goal of the classic text How to Lie with Statistics, namely, preventing and correcting statistical misconceptions that are common among practitioners, though its focus is on the educational context. It illustrates and discusses the essentials of educational statistics that will help educational practitioners to do this part of their job properly, i.e., without making conceptual mistakes. The examples are cast in the school/classroom contexts, based on realistic rather than theoretical examples.

“The strongest aspect of the work or author’s view is that the author can put himself in the shoes of teachers and make the work a very practical guide for teachers and school leaders. As a very experienced educator and researcher, the author knows very well about the knowledge skills that are essential for the professional development of teachers. He is able to explain the statistical and measurement concepts in plain language and with examples that are highly relevant to the target audience. In addition, the author also conveyed an important message to the target audience throughout the work… by pointing out the mistakes and misunderstandings of the interpretation of test scores and measurement design. The author reminds the audience about the importance of proper use of tests and test scores when teachers and school leaders make any education decisions, which has much implication on the professional integrity of teachers and school leaders.”

Dr. Joyce Kwan, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

“This book covers all the statistical tools for analyzing educational data and provides examples to explain the ideas. Chapters 10-17 are practical data analysis in educational data that helps readers have a better understanding of the procedure to analyze the data.”

Dr. Alpha Ling, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

“It looks like a very interesting book with attractive topics and practical problems in educational statistics. Though the topics remind me of the classic book How to Lie with Statistics, this book aims at preventing and correcting statistical misconceptions in educational context.”

Dr. Zhu Ying, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Data processing Educational statistics Educational measurement Examination results Interpretation of test results Statistical misconceptions Test scores

Authors and affiliations

  • Kaycheng Soh
    • 1
  1. 1.SingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1580-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1581-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-7672
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-7980
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