After the always mandatory food, drinks, and socializing, Monica Brown and Joe Roith from St. Kate's presented on St. Kate's new Interdisciplinary Statistics minor. Milo Schield from Augsburg College spoke on problems with introductory statistics courses, as well as initiated discussion about revising the current GAISE recommendations.
A highlight of the night was a presentation by our own Anelise Sabbag: "A focus on statistical reasoning. What did we learn from the GOALS instrument?" Anelise explored what we are learning about students' statistical reasoning based on field test results from GOALS in Fall 2014. Key points included the most challenging types of questions for students and the learning goals with which they are most struggling.
|Anelise fearlessly taking over the room with her intellect, energy, and wit!|
Of course it wouldn't be a Halloween StatChat without the famed Stat-O-Lantern! Thanks to Mike Huberty for the spooky, statistical display.
|The Stat-O-Lantern was the toughest audience member, skeptically judging each presentation and asking the hard questions|