Advanced Placement Statistics: Expanding the Scope of Statistics Education

Allan J. Rossman, Roy St Laurent, Josh Tabor

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A list of consequential developments in the field of statistics for the past quarter-century must include the creation and implementation of the Advanced Placement (AP) program in Statistics. This program has introduced millions of high school students to our discipline over the past 18 years, contributing to the large increase in the number of undergraduate students pursuing statistics as their major in college. ASA members and leaders have played a substantial role in shaping this program and furthering its success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Statistician
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2015


  • Advanced placement statistics
  • Statistical literacy
  • Statistics education
  • Teacher preparation
  • Undergraduate statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • General Mathematics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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