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About Statistics Teacher

Statistics Teacher is an online journal published by the American Statistical Association – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability for Grades K-12.

A Brief History

The first issue of the Statistics Teacher Network newsletter (commonly referred to as simply STN) appeared in September 1982 with Ann Watkins as editor. Beth Bryan took over three years later with issue 10, followed by Jack Kinney in December 1988 with issue 19. Jerry Moreno became editor with issue 31 in fall 1992 and continued through issue 62 in winter 2003. Issues 63-71 were under the leadership of Beth Lazerick. The format of STN changed from hard copy to electronic with issue 72, along with having four editors: Derek Webb, chief editor, and associate editors Larry Peterson, Rebecca Pierce, and Angie Walmsley. Rebecca and Angie have also since served as editors. These issues are available in the articles archive.

STN is a free publication. Each issue provided reviews of books, software, and calculators. Articles described successful classroom statistical activities. STN kept K-12 teachers informed about statistical workshops and programs. Contributors came from all levels of statistical expertise. The editor handled collecting and reviewing all the information for each issue.

The Future

In 2016, the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee decided the Statistics Teacher Network newsletter should evolve to the Statistics Teacher online journal. The goal of Statistics Teacher remains to inform and support K-12 teachers. The new publication will continue to provide articles about successful classroom practice and announcements of important professional development opportunities. It will also more seamlessly integrate peer-reviewed lesson plans. Each issue will have dedicated technology and assessment columns.

Statistics Teacher will be guided by an editorial team consisting of the ASA K-12 Statistical Ambassador, who will serve as the managing editor, and two co-editors, who will share responsibility for developing the content. Statistics Teacher will be published in the fall, winter, and spring. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the editorial team with ideas for articles or with questions.

Editorial Team

ASA K-12 Statistical Ambassador

Christine Franklin

ST Article Editor

Jessica Cohen, Western Washington University

ST Article Associate Editors

Corey Andreasen, Qatar Academy Doha
Derek Webb, Bemidji State University
Rebecca Pierce, Ball State University
Angela L. E. Walmsley, Concordia University Wisconsin

ST Lesson Plan Co-Editors

Catherine Case, University of Georgia
Charlotte Bolch, Midwestern University (AZ)

ST Lesson Plan Associate Editors

Melanie Battles, Brooklyn Technical High School
Leslie Calloway, Alabama State Department of Education
Stephen Miller, Winchester Thurston School
Claire Miller, North Oconee High School

Submissions and Guidelines for Authors

Statistics Teacher is a peer-reviewed statistics education online journal intended to inform and support K–12 teachers. ST supports the teaching and learning of statistics through education articles, lesson plans, announcements, professional development opportunities, technology, assessment, and classroom resources. Authors should use this form to submit articles or lesson plans.

Statistics Teacher Articles:

  • Are targeted to teachers and teacher educators
  • Display and discuss interesting statistical and statistical education concepts and ideas and showcase exemplary lesson plans
  • Have a relaxed expository style
  • Do not have abstracts
  • Have sidebars for definitions and brief technical explanations
  • Include articles with limited citations, but authors are encouraged to include a Further Reading section at the end of the article where additional references can be listed
  • Rarely have footnotes
  • Have creative and informative graphics, photographs, and tabular displays
  • May link to online videos (please include YouTube or Vimeo links in your Word document)
  • Are 6-15 double-spaced pages, including appendices and figures
  • Follow the ASA Style Guide
  • Statistics Teacher Lesson Plans:

    Please visit Statistics Education Web (STEW) for the lesson plan template and additional guidance.