Statway Pathway

Goal: College-Level Credit

The goal of the Statway Pathway is for students placed in developmental math to complete their developmental math requirements and a college-level statistics course in only two terms.*

Learning Outcomes

Students completing Statway will understand that data analysis is a process that begins with the formulation of a question that can be addressed with appropriate data, followed by the development of a thoughtful plan for identifying and collecting the necessary data. Students will know how data can be displayed and summarized in informative ways, and they will understand how the data can be used to draw conclusions in the presence of uncertainty.

The learning outcomes of Statway are grounded in statistical and mathematical reasoning. The reasoning occurs around major statistical topics reflected in the 11 modules:

  1. Module 1 focuses on the statistical analysis process and methodology.
  2. Module 2 focuses on distributions, including center and variability, and data visualization.
  3. Module 3 focuses on scatterplots, correlation, and regression.
  4. Module 4 focuses on patterns in data and exponential models.
  5. Module 5 focuses on two-ways tables and conditional probability.
  6. Module 6 focuses on probability, probability distributions, binomial distributions, Z-scores, and normal distributions.
  7. Module 7 focuses on sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests for a population proportion.
  8. Module 8 focuses on sampling distributions of differences in two proportions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests for the difference in two population proportions.
  9. Module 9 focuses on sampling distributions of sample means, T-distributions and statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests for population means, paired samples, and independent samples, and one-way ANOVA.
  10. Module 10 focuses on chi-square statistics and analyses.
  11. Module 11 focuses on modeling, proportions, and inequalities.

Materials

This offering uses two textbooks and an online homework platform that includes supplemental materials, exercises, and quizzes that support the learning outcomes in each module.

Implementation

This offering is typically implemented with 7 contact hours total (4 contact hours in the first term and 3 contact hours in the second) and provides 3 transfer-level credits over two semesters/terms.

*Accelerated Implementation. The goal of an Accelerated implementation is for students placed in developmental math to complete their developmental math requirements and a college-level statistics course in only one term. The accelerated implementation is not an official offering, but is supported by Carnegie Math Pathways. Implementation is typically a one-term course with higher contact hours. We have suggested logistics and strong success data for those interested in this implementation strategy.