This week at the International Statistical Institute’s (ISI’s) 61st World Statistics Congress, the National Statistical Literacy Initiative was awarded the International Best Cooperative Project Award.
The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) is a project initiated by the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE), which is the education section of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). The main objective of the ISLP is to contribute to promoting statistical literacy across the world, among young and adults, in all walks of life. To this end, we provide an online repository of international resources and news in Statistical Literacy, international activities to promote the resources and the individuals and institutions behind them, and outreach activities to increase awareness. The International Best Cooperative Project Award, judged by peers and ISI members, is awarded every two years, in recognition of outstanding, innovative, and influential statistical literacy projects that affect a broad segment of the general public and involve the cooperation of different types of institutions (national statistical offices, schools, statistical societies, media etc.).
This work has led to an invitation to inform and lead changes in the International Statistical Literacy Initiative and work collaboratively on related international matters with the American Statistical Association and New Zealand Statistical Association committees, and with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and other national and state bodies, including NESA and ACARA Initiatives, and be Guest Editor for a Special Edition of the Statistical Education Research Journal, among other initiatives.
Announcement of Winner
The winner is:
This national initiative in Australia has involved collaboration between University academics, national societies (Statistical Society of Australia and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)), industry professionals, schools, media experts and sponsors (SAS, Teacher’s Mutual Bank, RDA Hunters’ ME Program), with additional support from the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training.