The Carnegie Statway™ Networked Improvement Community is focused on statistics, data analysis and quantitative reasoning. These mathematics skills are essential for a growing number of occupations and professions, and are those needed for making decisions under conditions of uncertainty, an inescapable condition of modern life. This is the math that will help students understand the world around them and it is the math they can use right now. Statway™ is designed as a one-year pathway that culminates in college-level statistics. The year-long experience will concentrate on statistical content with requisite arithmetic and algebraic concepts taught and applied in the context of statistics. The Statway™ pathway is structured especially to serve students planning to transfer and continue further studies in humanities or social sciences. Students who have unexpected success in quantitative courses, particularly when their experiences of mathematics has been difficult before, may become emboldened and may decide to take more mathematics.

This pathway includes newly developed curricula as well as an intensive student engagement component within the classroom environment focused on increasing student motivation and tenacity. These supports include the information and the skills needed for academic success as well as tools that will help students to navigate college.

Statway™ online materials were launched in 19 community colleges in five states in August 2011. In addition to lessons and student supports, the pathway includes MyStatway™, online out-of-class activities and homework. These take the place of a textbook, which is not required.

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