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Teaching Statistical Literacy to Non-STEM Majors:  Challenges and Opportunities

Michelle Everson and Ellen Gundlach’s students are more likely to be consumers of statistical information than producers of statistics, so they developed courses designed to help students become critical consumers of statistical information.

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Expectations and Skills for Undergraduate Students Doing Research in Statistics and Data Science

As more statistics undergraduates participate in summer and capstone research projects, it becomes paramount for teachers to prepare them adequately, Jo Hardin explains.

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Trevor Butterworth discusses Sense about Science and how to get journalists to “see” statistical concepts.

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In July 2016, the revised Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) 2016 College Report was endorsed by the ASA Board. There were wording and goal changes, as well as the addition of a list of resources.

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FUNdamental Engagement in Statistics Education

The use of fun in statistics education has implications for teaching, educating teachers, and educating the public. Larry Lesser shares some fun lessons and sources for teachers to use.

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Hollylynne Lee and Dalene Stangl share how two teams took on the challenge of designing and implementing two MOOCs that could assist teachers in teaching statistics.

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The Great Young Society II’s mission is to prepare the youth of today for the workforce of tomorrow.

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Educational Ambassador Program Advances Collaboration Between ASA and World

The Educational Ambassador Program was launched in 2005 to annually recruit an educational ambassador from foreign countries. This lasting collaboration between the ASA and other international statistical societies promotes permanent exchanges of knowledge and enhances statistical literacy.

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DataFest is an annual 48-hour competition in which teams of undergraduate students work to reveal insights into a rich and complex data set.

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As Seen Through the Eyes of ASA’s K–12 Statistical Ambassador: The State of K–12 Statistics Education

In today’s data-driven society, there is a pressing need for all citizens to become statistical thinkers. The ASA leadership believes this must begin in the early school years, not just for those students who take one introductory college course. It is essential that statistics education is recognized as central to ensuring all graduating high-school students are college and career ready. Here, the K-12 Statistical Ambassador, Christine Franklin, summarizes the work being done in support of statistical education for both students and teachers.