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Activity Number: 336 - Catalyzing Change: Creating the Reality That Statistical Reasoning Skills Are Vital for All Students
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics and Data Science Education
Abstract #302991 Presentation
Title: Catalyzing Change: Creating the Reality That Statistical Reasoning Skills Are Vital for All Students
Author(s): Lisa LaVange* and Christine A Franklin* and David Barnes* and Jessica Utts*
Companies: American Statistical Association and University of Georgia and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and University of California - Irvine and University of North Carolina
Keywords: statistics in high school; catalyzing change; collaboration; national policy

The National Council for Teachers of Mathematics recent policy document, Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations, contains recommendations for the essential mathematical and statistical concepts that should be in the curriculum for all graduating secondary students and potential curricular pathways through four years of high school mathematics. The document advocates for statistics as an essential strand throughout the four years. The session will consider the implications of the recommendations focused on statistics for students entering the workforce after high school, for college intending students, and how the recommendations intersect with the changing landscape of introductory courses in statistics. How can we in the statistics field enable the recommendations from Catalyzing Change for high school to be fully implemented by teachers and supporting personnel at the school level, to encourage the growth of leaders in statistics and data science with necessary statistical skills for their future careers and post-secondary education, and to facilitate the collaboration between school level and post-secondary faculty and decision makers?

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