Statway References Materials

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Statway® is a 2-term course with 12 modules, that blends developmental math and introductory statistics into a problem-focused class. Groups of students work cooperatively on activities to engage in "productive struggle," a philosophy that supports conceptual understanding rather than procedural learning. Statway incorporates various aspects of the educational experience that have been linked to student success in order to provide a holistic environment for students to succeed.


The elements that are included in Statway are:

  • Productive Persistence, classroom psychology, teaching a "growth" mindset, breaking down stereotypes
  • Language and Literacy, ensuring curriculum provides clear instructions and explanations of terms so students are given the tools to succeed regardless of their  language background
  • Advancing Quality Teaching, improving the knowledge and capacity of instructors to better teach in this new way
  • Improvement Science, using continuous improvement methodology to rapidly iterate and test changes to the course in order to produce the highest student outcomes possible
  • Networked Improvement Community (NIC), leveraging the wisdom of crowds and creating a formal learning community of college instructors from across the country to share practices and findings and avoid duplicating efforts, to move the work forward as quickly as possible

This course is taught in two formats: in class, with printable lessons, and online, accessed outside of class and akin to a digital textbook.

Please take a moment to review this packet of information to provide you with a better understanding of the Statway initiative. In this zipfile you will find:


  1. Statway Resources

    • Instructional System
    • Statistics Students Learning Outcomes
    • Carnegie Committee for Statistics Learning Outcomes
    • Student Learning Outcomes
  2. Course materials

    • Selected lessons for both instructors and students

(in a .zip archive)

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