Welcome to the Section on Statistics and Data Science Education!

The Section on Statistics and Data Science Education promotes the teaching and learning of statistics by offering opportunities for all teachers. Teachers include academics, K-12 teachers, as well as informal or formal education in a professional context like business, journalism, medical research, consulting, and policy making.

The section’s active involvement include:

• Offering opportunities for all statistical educators to share and discuss ideas through professional meetings, online discussion groups, and personal connections made through the section.

• Providing educational resources for the extended statistical community, including research findings, professional development, and funding opportunities.

• Creating and shaping policies of the ASA and professional communities regarding educational innovations.

If you are not yet a member but you are interested in discussing pedagogy, sharing resources, or shaping policies, join the Section on Statistics and Data Science Education.

Stat + Data Sci Ed Section News Highlights

Our section's regularly updated BLOG

New ASA Community: Online Teaching Resources & Discussion
Discussion forums, shared lesson plans, course content and other teaching resources for remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. (ASA login required)

Fellowship Program for High School and Two-year College Teachers now accepting applications:
This Fellowship Program is designed for individuals who want to make an impact beyond their classroom setting. Each year, the selection committee selects at most one high school teacher and at most one two-year college teacher for a one-year fellowship beginning in August. Detailed information about the 2022-23 application process can be found at: fellowship information, application form, recommendation form. The deadline for applying was June 15, 2022.

Our section's Mentoring Program: Mentoring Brochure (updated regularly)

The Mentoring Program is currently in its 2021-22 academic year. New applications are taken yearly, in the spring. Membership in the ASA Section on Statistics and Data Science Education is required. Applications (link to application form; If you are currently in the mentoring program and would like to continue, please fill out the application form again.)

ASA 2022 election results for our section (term starts January 2023)

  • Chair Elect 2023: Kelly McConville
  • Communications officer 2023-2025: Sara Stoudt
  • Council of Sections Representative: Amelia McNamara 
  • Executive Committee At-Large 2023-25: Alana Unfried
  • Executive Committee At-Large 2023-25: Samantha Robinson 

JSM 2020 business meeting: Minutes

See our past newsletters here.

2019: We are now the Section on Statistics and Data Science Education (SSDSE)
The Section on Statistical Education voted on updates to the section charter and name. The proposed changes have been approved, as of 2019! Our section is now named "Section on Statistics and Data Science Education." See our updated charter.
Members of the Charter Committee, Erin Blankenship, Bill Notz, and Cassandra Pattanayak, developed a proposed revision to the Section charter (earlier, October draft) that was worked on by all section members in the spring and reviewed in the fall. They also ran a webinar before the vote to discuss the proposed changes, answer any questions, and provide a forum for discussion. Watch the recorded webinar from March 5, 2019: Discussion on Potential Updates to Section Charter and Name. You may also find this preliminary working definition of Data Science document useful. 

1948-2018: 70 years of our section history - presentation

Privacy Policy

Code of Conduct

Other Stat + Data Sci Ed News

Computing in the Statistics and Data Science Curriculum
Special issue, JSDSE (vol. 29 sup1, 2021)

Statistical Inference in the 21st Century: A World Beyond p < 0.05
Special issue, The American Statistician (vol. 73, 2019)

Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education
2020 GAISE II Pre-K-12: Framework for Statistics and Data Science Education
2016 GAISE update: Revised college report