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Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education

A national organization whose mission is to support and advance undergraduate statistics education, in four target areas:
resources, professional development, outreach, and research.

Professional Development
Professional Development


Thank you for making USCOTS'15 a great success!
We look forward to seeing you again!
Save the date - May 18 to May 20, 2017





eCOTS 2014
eCOTS 2014






Teaching and Learning Series

Teaching and Learning Series
Sign-up soon for our next Teaching and Learning Series webinar, Tuesday, September 08th 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
on "Reflections on making the switch to a simulation-based inference curriculum"
with with Nathan Tintle, Dordt College and Camille Fairbourn, Utah State University




Journal of Statistics Education

The September Journal of Statistics Education Webinar
The September Jounal of Statistics Education webinar has already been scheduled! Remember to sign up soon.
"Assistive Technologies for Second Year Statistics Students who are Blind" with Rob Erhardt and Michael Shuman, Wake Forest University
September 16th, 2015 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (note special time)



USPROC'S will be holding the First Electronic Undergraduate Statistics Research Conference this year!

Remember to save the date - OCTOBER 2, 2015!
The keynote speakers with be:
  • Rachel Schutt, Senior Vice President of Data Science at News Corp
  • Ben Baumer, Smith College, author of the "Sabermetric Revolution"
USPROC encourages the development of data analysis skills, enhancing presentation skills, and recognizing the outstanding work of undergraduate statistics students.



The 2015 Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition (USPROC) has ended, the 2015 winners will be announced soon, stay tuned!

The purpose of USPROC is to encourage the development of data analysis skills, to enhance presentation skills, and to recognize outstanding work by undergraduate statistics students. There are two types of Undergraduate Statistics Project Competitions annually:
  • Undergraduate Statistics Research Project Competition (USRESP):
    This competition is for undergraduate students who conduct research projects that are statistically related, either methodological or applied. The types of research projects may include research work from REU research projects, senior capstone research projects, or independent research projects that are not based on a specific course that students are taking.
  • Undergraduate Statistics Class Project Competition (USCLAP):
    This competition is for undergraduate students who are taking an applied statistics course(s) at introductory, or intermediate levels, in which class project is part of the course work (either required or optional).



"Who needs statistics?" New competition looks to make stats relevant for all.

Taming of Chance, Story Competition
The Taming of Chance Story Competition (brought to us by The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in partnership with the American Statistical Association) seeks to answer a critical question at the center of how statistics is (or is not) relevant to our everyday lives. Answering the question "What our world would be like if the normal curve had never been discovered" , statistics educators and students are invited to tell a story which makes the subject resonate with a general audience who increasingly have a need to be quantitatively literate.



Research Report

CAUSE Announces Release of Statistics Education Research Report

CAUSE is pleased to announce the release of a new report. Funded by grants from NSF and supported by ASA, this project was a collaborative effort that took place over two years. It provides concise and current reviews of the research in six areas as well as suggested research questions with associated assessment issues and pointers on how answers to these questions can improve the teaching and learning of statistics. A webinar to discuss the report is planned for May.

Connecting Research to Practice in a Culture of Assessment for Introductory College-level Statistics (PDF file)


Facebook Group

CAUSEweb Facebook Group
CAUSEweb now has an official Facebook group. We hope that it will be a place where we can share new things going on and also seek out new ideas and resources from the Statistics Education community. On a regular basis, we will share new links and resources that have been added to and make important announcements related to CAUSE activities.



PROJECT-SET: Statistics Education for Teachers

Project-SET is a new NSF funded project that aims to develop innovative curricular materials to enhance the ability of high school teachers to foster students' statistical learning regarding two fundamental topics: sampling variability and regression. These materials will be useful for teacher preparation institutions, school districts, professional development programs, and individuals interested in furthering their own statistical knowledge. All materials will be geared towards helping high school teachers implement the Common Core State Standards for statistics as well as closely align with the learning goals outlined in the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education: A Pre-K-12 Curriculum Framework (GAISE) report.