GAISE 2016 College Report Features Updated Guidelines for Collegiate Statistics Education

One of 11 volunteers from across the country, Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s Beverly Wood played an integral role in the recent revisions to the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report. This important document lays the foundation for how introductory statistics are taught at the college level. To gather information for the 2016 GAISE update, the group surveyed the statistics education community, conducted panel discussions at the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) and Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), and more.

The final 2016 report includes the same six recommendations as the original 2005 GAISE College Report with some additional emphases added. The report’s goals were also re-written as learning objectives and two additional objectives were incorporated. The Membership Magazine of the American Statistical Association (AMSTAT) recently featured full details of the updated 2016 GAISE College Report.

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