# Statistics, BA/BS

## Assessment of Student Outcomes

### Outcome BS-A Explore Situations

Statistics graduates will be able to explore and analyze statistical situations. Graduates have the ability to explore data using descriptive statistics.
Objective 1 Students will demonstrate the ability to explore data using descriptive statistics.

#### Measure 1

2022 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2022 from all sections of STA 216. The data indicate the objective was met.

2021 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2020 and Fall 2021. The data indicate the objective was not met, and the department assessment committee is working on coordinating with faculty on strategies for improvement.

2019 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2019 and Fall 2019.

### Outcome BS-B Analyze Situations

Statistics graduates will be able to explore and analyze statistical situations. Graduates have the ability to demonstrate formulation of hypotheses and identification of the appropriate statistical methodology employed in varied statistical contexts.
Objective 1 Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate hypotheses and identify the appropriate statistical methodology employed in varied statistical contexts.

#### Measure 1

2022 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2022. The data indicate the objective was met.

2021 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2020 and Fall 2021. The data indicate the objective was not met, and the department assessment committee is working on coordinating with faculty on strategies for improvement.

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected for Winter 2019 and Fall 2019.

2018 Status
Achieved
Data were collected for winter 2017 and fall 2017.

#### Measure 2

2022 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2022. Data indicate the objective was met.

2021 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2020 and Fall 2021. The data indicate the objective was not met, and the department assessment committee is working on coordinating with faculty on strategies for improvement.

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Fall 2019.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in winter 2017 and 2018.

#### Measure 3

2022 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2022. Data indicate the objective was met.

2021 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2020 and Fall 2021. The data indicate the objective was met

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2019 and Fall 2019.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected winter 2018.

### Outcome BS-C Communication

Statistics graduates will be able to effectively communicate statistical concepts in writing. Graduates have the ability to demonstrate communication of the methodology employed and the findings obtained during the entire research process in a written format.
Objective 1 Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate in writing the methodology employed and the findings obtained during the entire research process.

#### Measure 1

2022 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2022. Data indicated the objective was met.

2021 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2020 and Fall 2021. The data indicate the objective was met.

2019 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2019 and Fall 2019.

2018 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in winter 2018.

#### Measure 3

2022 Status
Achieved
Data were collected for Winter 2022. Data indicate the objective was met.

2021 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2020 and Fall 2021. The data indicate the objective was not met, and the department assessment committee is working on coordinating with faculty on strategies for improvement.

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2019.

### Outcome BS-D Theoretical Proofs

Graduates have the ability to construct a mathematical or theoretical proof or argument. Objective. Students will be able to construct a mathematical or theoretical proof or argument.
Objective 1 Students will be able to construct a mathematical or theoretical proof or argument.

#### Measure 1

2021 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Fall 2021 (STA 412 is only offered in fall terms). The data indicate the objective was not met, and the department assessment committee is working on coordinating with faculty on strategies for improvement.

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Fall 2019.

2018 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in fall 2017.

#### Measure 2

2022 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2022. Data indicate the objective was not met, but just barely below the desired threshold, which could be just natural variability in students' ability.

2021 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2020 (STA 415 is only offered in winter terms, and assessment data were not collected in Winter 2021 due to covid). The data indicate the objective was met.

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2019.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in winter 2017 and 2018.

### Outcome BS-E Ethical Practice of Statistics

Statistics graduates will demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to accepted professional standards regarding the ethical practice of statistics. Graduates are articulate on how the accepted standards regarding the ethical practice of statistics guides their professional practice in the future.
Objective 1 Students will articulate how the accepted standards regarding the ethical practice of statistics will guide their professional practice in the future.

#### Measure 1

2022 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2022. Data indicate the objective was met.

2021 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2020 and Fall 2021. The data indicate the objective was met.

2019 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Fall 2019. Students assigned the 2016 ASA Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice and asked to comment on Ethical Issues

2018 Status
Achieved
Data were collected fall 2016 and fall 2017.

### Outcome BS-F Ethics-guarding against a predisposition or bias by investigators

Statistics graduates will demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to accepted professional standards regarding the ethical practice of statistics. Graduates demonstrate an understanding of the need to guard against a predisposition or bias by investigators that might influence the outcome of an experiment due to the sampling method or the analytic approach employed.
Objective 1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the need to guard against a predisposition or bias by investigators that might influence the outcome of an experiment due to the sampling method or the analytic approach employed.

#### Measure 1

2022 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2022. Data indicate the objective was met.

2021 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2020 and Fall 2021. The data indicate the objective was not met, and the department assessment committee is working on coordinating with faculty on strategies for improvement.

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2019

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in winter 2018.

#### Measure 2

2022 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2022. Data indicate the objective was met.

2021 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2020 and Fall 2021. The data indicate the objective was not met, and the department assessment committee is working on coordinating with faculty on strategies for improvement.

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2019 and Fall 2019.

2018 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in winter 2017 and winter 2018.

#### Measure 3

2022 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2022. Data indicate the objective was met.

2021 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2020 and Fall 2021. The data indicate the objective was not met, and the department assessment committee is working on coordinating with faculty on strategies for improvement.

2019 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in Winter 2019 and Fall 2019.

2018 Status
Achieved
Data were collected in fall 2017.