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02/08/12: If you have not seen this yet, the Illustrative Mathematics Project has a great new blog/website:

Of particular interest to Project-SET is the outline of the progression of statistics & probability for grades 6-8.  Take a look! This is from the Common Core Standards writing team.

02/11/12: Our website has officially been made public as of today!

03/01/12: The Project-SET team has chosen the topics for which we will develop Learning Progressions (LPs).  They are: (1) Sampling Variability and (2) Regression.  Our LPs will be geared for high school students, however, in the spirit of the GAISE report we will make sure to discuss how these topics evolve through the various levels.  It is also important to note that the topics we chose are specifically mentioned in the Common Core Standards.  Regression is mentioned in the high school standard “Interpreting Categorical & Quantitative Data” while sampling variability is discussed under the “Making inferences & Justifying Conclusions” standard.  While developing the LPs, we will strive to illustrate their alignment with the Common Core Standards.  We thus hope our work will help those beginning to implement the Common Core in schools.

03/14/12: Michelle Everson has received the ASA Waller Award for 2011.  Congratulations Michelle! See the following website for the announcement:

03/21/12: Here is a link to a very interesting project that provides statistics lessons aligned with GAISE for K-12 teachers:

04/23/12: The Common Core Standards writing team has just put out a progression for the High School: Probability and Statistics standards.  They can be found at:

Project-SET work will fit in particularly well with this work!  In particular, we are further unpacking, clarifying, and providing materials for “Interpret Linear Models”  and the  “Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions” standards.

04/24/12: Here are announcements for two interesting sessions related to teacher statistical preparation offered at JSM this year:

05/07/12: Great article featuring Chris Franklin in the AMSTAT news:

08/31/12: We are excited to announce that we have posted 4 lesson plans to teach sampling variability in the high school classroom.  The lessons are posted on our “Materials” page of  We would be delighted to hear any feedback!

09/22/12: Three instructional videos that illustrate how to carry out simulations in Tinkerplots software, Excel software, and on the Nspire calculator will be posted this week on our “Materials” page.  Any feedback is much appreciated!

Also, the Project-SET team would like to invite you to take a very brief anonymous survey about the teaching of sampling variability to high school students.  The survey is being administered through the Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP).

You can access the survey at:

User ID: stats1
Password: stats1

Thank you very much for your participation and help.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Margie Stevens (CREP) If you have questions about Project-SET, please contact Anna Bargagliotti (PI) at

10/18/12: We have officially closed the Sampling Variability Survey!  It was a great success.  As soon as we are able to analyze the results, we will post them.  Stay tuned..  In the meantime, check out our Materials page!  The Sampling Variability Learning Trajectory (progression) was posted this past week and the Regression Learning Trajectory will be posted shortly.

10/19/12: If you are planning on attending the NCTM regional conference in Hartford, CT this coming week, please come and say hello!  Anna Bargagliotti will be discussing teacher preparation in statistics on Friday at 9:30-10:30am in Ballroom D.  Also, we are delighted to announce that Stephanie Casey will be presenting at the AMTE conference in January.  More details to come.

11/26/12: Please note that our first regression lesson plan is now posted.  We would be delighted if you would try this lesson out in your classroom and give us feedback. More regression lessons to come soon! 

12/17/12: We have posted our regression learning progression on our Materials page.  We welcome any feedback.

Also, if you are planning on attending the AMTE conference ( in Florida January 24-26th, Stephanie Casey will be presenting Project-SET work!  Please stop by and say hello to her!

03/01/13: Lots of exciting thing have been going on since our last posting!  Here are a few highlights..

Several of our tasks/lessons have been accepted and released on the STEW website.  Here is a link:

Almost all of our project team will be attending the USCOTS conference this coming May.  The Project-SET work will be presented in a session there led by Bargagliotti, Franklin, and Groth!  If you are attending the conference, we hope you will come to our session and come say hello!

The Materials page has been significantly updated with more regression lesson plans.  We welcome all feedback!


The Project-SET team presented at USCOTS this past month.  The session was completely packed with people!  To see our slides, please see our Presentations page of the website.

A new regression lesson is also up on the Materials page of the website. As always, we welcome all feedback.

Also, please check out the July issue of AMSTAT News – our undergraduates Anna Keathley and Lauren Magee have written up a great article about their experience at USCOTS.


As promised, here is the link to AMSTAT news July Issue:

Check out our Publications page for a live link.

Also, if you are looking for a lesson exploring regression, see our newest lesson plan on our Materials page.  It uses the Census at School project data. Several of our lessons are also published by STEW.


Check out our Census at School lesson plan on our Materials page.  It just won second place in the national ASA STEW contest!


We are in the process of updating our website will lots of new materials. Our pilot professional development was very successful and we should have all the results and materials up in the next week or so.  Please take a look! We would also be delighted to hear people’s thoughts.  We will be presenting at AMTE in Irvine, CA on February 7th.  Come and see us if you are at the conference or are nearby!


We have uploaded all of our final materials in the Materials section of the webpage.  Check out our final lessons, PD, and trajectories.  We will be presenting final results in July at ICOTS as well. We hope you will find our products useful!

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