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Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS)

BAPS - Beyond AP Statistics


Sponsor: ASA-NCTM Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics and Probability

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Seattle, Washington

The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee is pleased to sponsor a Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) workshop at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings* in Seattle, Washington on August 12, 2015. Organized by Roxy Peck, the BAPS workshop is offered for AP statistics teachers and consists of enrichment material just beyond the basic AP syllabus. The course is divided into four sessions led by noted statisticians. Topics in recent years have included experimental design, topics in survey methodology, multiple regression, logistic regression, what to do when assumptions are not met, and randomization tests.

Presenter Schedule:

8:15 - 8:30 Teachers arrive and register for BAPS.
8:30 - 10:00 Session 1: Jeff Witmer, Oberlin College - Introduction to Bayesian Statistics
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15- 11:45 Session 2: Jessica Utts, University of California Irvine - Multiple Regression
11:45 - 1:15 Break for lunch (on your own). Participants will be provided a map of area restaurants and a pass to visit the JSM Exhibit Hall, where there are also vendors selling lunch.
1:15 - 2:45 Session 3: Tom Short, John Carroll University - Meta-Analysis, Coefficient of Variation, and Regression Models in the Context of Plant-Soil Nutrient Interactions
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:30 Session 4: Beth Chance, Cal Poly - Sliding Down Classification and Regression Trees

The course fee for the full day is $50. Please note: Course attendees do not need to register for the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)* in order to participate in this workshop, although there is discount JSM registration for K-12 teachers available at


Seattle, Washington, Washington State Convention Center or nearby hotel (workshop meeting room location will be provided in follow up communication)


Refreshments (lunch on your own)
Pass to attend the Exhibit Hall at the Joint Statistical Meetings
Certificate of participation from the American Statistical Association (ASA) certifying professional development hours
Optional graduate credit available

Scholarships Available:

ASA will reimburse $25 of the $50 registration fee for the first twenty teachers who register and attend the BAPS workshop. The scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. The partial registration fee of sponsored teachers will be reimbursed after they attend the workshop.


Online registration is available below. Space is limited. If interested in attending, please plan to register as soon as possible.

BAPS registration is closed, though we will still try to accommodate late registrations.
For late registration questions, please contact


Contact Rebecca Nichols at or call (703) 684-1221 ext. 1877

*The Joint Statistical Meetings are the largest annual gathering of statisticians, where thousands from around the world meet to share advances in statistical knowledge. The JSM activities include statistics and statistics education sessions, posters sessions, and the exhibit hall.