Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination                                       MATHEMATICS                    ...
Draft as of September 2009                                                 Instructions1.    This task consists of THREE p...
Draft as of September 2009BackgroundA company is recruiting university graduates into two of its teams, namely the finance...
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  1. 1. Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination MATHEMATICS Compulsory Part SCHOOL-BASED ASSESSMENT Sample Assessment Task Performance of Job Applicants©香港考試及評核局 保留版權 2009 1Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment AuthorityAll Rights Reserved 2009
  2. 2. Draft as of September 2009 Instructions1. This task consists of THREE parts, Part A, Part B and Part C. Students are required to attempt ALL parts.2. Numerical answers should either be exact or given to 2 decimal places.3. All working must be clearly shown. Teacher Guidelines1. This task requires students to: a. draw statistical charts; b. find statistical measures; c. interpret statistical results; and d. understand uses and abuses of statistics.2. It is anticipated that in general, students will be able to complete the task in 1 hour. However, teachers can exercise their professional judgment in adjusting the time allowed to cater for the ability level of their students.3. If necessary, teachers may give a brief description of the task.4. Teachers may feel free to modify the question and the marking guidelines to cater for the ability level of their students.5. Feedback should be provided to students after marking the task, e.g. discussing different approaches in handling each part of the task.Performance of Job Applicants (E) 2
  3. 3. Draft as of September 2009BackgroundA company is recruiting university graduates into two of its teams, namely the finance team and the marketingteam. All applicants are required to sit for an aptitude test and score at least the pass mark.Part AThere are 35 applicants for the finance team. The following table shows the aptitude test scores of all applicantsfor the finance team. Male Applicants Female Applicants 65 70 71 72 75 68 76 76 80 81 77 77 78 79 79 81 82 86 93 97 80 80 81 83 84 85 85 85 86 86 88 90 95 96 98(a) Draw a suitable statistical chart and use suitable statistical measures to compare the performance of male and female applicants in the aptitude test.(b) Did the male applicants perform better than the female applicants? Explain your answer.Part BThe company received 15 applications for the marketing team but only 5 of the applicants passed the sameaptitude test. The following diagram shows the test scores of all applicants. Aptitude Test Scores of applicants for the marketing team Male Female Leaf (Units) Stem (Tens) Leaf (Units) 8 5 0 6 1 5 1 7 0 1 2 3 6 7 2 8 6 9(a) Find a possible pass mark for the aptitude test.(b) A manager of the company claims that the pass rate of female applicants is higher than that of male applicants. Give evidence to support the manager’s claim.Part CBased on the claim of the manager in Part B (b), the boss of the company jumps to the conclusion that the pass rateof female applicants for the company is higher than that of male applicants.Do you agree? Explain your answer. END OF ASSESSMENTPerformance of Job Applicants (E) 3

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