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Join the ASA Statistical Literacy Grassroots Campaign
The American Statistical Association works actively to promote K-12 and undergraduate statistics education with policymakers. The ASA supports the broad STEM education movement and is an active member of The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition. In the 111th and 112th Congresses we supported the Statistics Teaching, Aptitude, and Training Acts (STAT Acts). Below are the resources from the STAT Act support.
Resources for Statistical Literacy
- Packets to leave behind in the office of your Member of Congress will be mailed to you. They contain: the "ask" sheet, four of the Statistical Significance; the statistical literacy one pager, and an info sheet on ASA. You should also carry a copy of the bill to the office (email email@example.com for the most recent copy) and you might find the 2009 NYTimes piece helpful.
- Briefing slides from August 4, 2010; webinar training session (24 minutes)
- STAT Act of 2011 (H.R. 1817); STAT Act of 2010 (H.R. 6355); Bill Summary
- Bill Background and Information
- Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE)
- Interactive resource for how to promote statistical literacy to policymakers
- "Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K-12 Curriculum Framework," August, 2005. (For guidance on curricula for three statistical developmental levels. See appendices for specific exercises.)
- "For Today's Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics," New York Times, August 5, 2009, front page.
- Promoting Statistical Literacy one-pager
- Tips for effective Hill meetings
- Statistical Significance documents
- ASA Education website
- ASA Career Center
- Do you have a favorite online resource? Let us know.