This paper reports on an American Statistical Association project which developed ASA-endorsed guidelines for teaching and learning statistics at the Pre K-12 level. A group of leading statistics and mathematics educators developed the report, "A Curriculum Framework for Pre K-12 Statistics Education." These guidelines complement the NCTM Principals and Standards of School Mathematics - providing additional guidance and clarity on the data analysis strand. A major goal of the document is to describe a statistically literate high school graduate and, through a connected curriculum, provide steps to achieve this goal. Topics for discussion include: developing statistical literacy within the Pre K-12 mathematics curriculum; links to the NCTM Standards; impact of high stakes testing; differences between mathematics and statistics; key components and concepts associated with the data analysis process; examples illustrating connections in key statistical concepts across all grade levels.
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