The assessment for the Data Citizenship unit involved an online computer based assessment and a practical assessment. We have made up an example practical assessment so that you can see what’s involved and be able to practice the sort of skills that will be involved in the real assessment. Hopefully it will help you to see that it’s nothing to worry about!
What will be assessed?
In this assessment you will need to download a dataset from a link given to you. You will need to carry out simple summaries of the data and interpret the data to answer some questions or solve a problem with the dataset. After choosing the best types of visualisation to use to show that interpretation you will need to create two visualisations. You will then need to make recommendations based on your interpretation of the dataset.
- Original dataset and data dictionary
- Exemplar task sheet (as it would be in final assessment)
- Exemplar task sheet with extra practice tasks
- Exemplar task sheet with extra practice tasks as well as hints and tips
- Exemplar task sheet with hints and tips
- Exemplar marking scheme
- Exemplar completed Word document with charts and findings
Part 1: Accessing the dataset
Download and open the North American zoo and aquarium species dataset as a CSV file.
(It’s actually an Excel document but this is the text mentioned in the video so I’m keeping it like this, sorry!)
Part 2: Understanding the dataset
Explore the data (for Task 2 and 3):
Looking at the data dictionary (for Task 2):
Part 3: Manipulate the dataset
Delete unwanted columns (for Task 4):
Delete unwanted rows (for Task 5):
More in Part Two!
Note for educators:
This page will be updated as the videos are edited, but it has gone live to allow educators to see resources as soon as they are available.
(Video watermarks will be removed mid-January)