Student Assessment
Students will be assessed with the followinging:

  1. Introduction
  2. Simple visuals using JMP - Assignment 20 Points
  3. Natural Variation
  4. Distributions of Random Variables - Test 10 Points
  5. Probability Value - Test 10 Points
  6. Experimental Design I - Assignment 30 Points
  7. Identifying Normality - Project 30 Points
  8. Sampling Distributions - Test 10 Points
  9. Hypothesis Testing of the Mean - Test 10 Points
  10. Confidence Intervals - Test 10 Points
  11. Misuse of and Power of Statistical Inference - Test 10 Points
  12. Goodness of Fit - Project 30 Points
  13. Inference for Proportion - Test 10 Points
  14. Bivariate Data I - Test 10 Points
  15. Bivariate Data II - Assignment 20 Points
  16. Final Exam Project - Ranking Tests - Final Exam Grade (1/7 of Year Grade)
  17. Inference for Discrete Random Variables - Test 10 Points
  18. Comparing Two Population Parameters - Test 10 Points
  19. A Study of Experimental Design - Year End Project 40 Points

Trimester Total Points:
Tests: 100 Points
Projects and Assessments: 170 Points

32% of Grade by Tests
68% of Grade by Assessments and Projects

Homework Expectations

Homework will us ually be set every class and will be about 45 minutes in duration. Completing homework is as important as attending class. It is an extension of class time, where students will research or think about, practice and apply concepts discussed in class.

Late Work Policy

Academic penalties will be imposed for late work in order to uphold fairness. Penalties will be discussed with the students and will vary according to the assignment.

Course Make-up Work

Students will be required to make-up work for absences. When a student is absent they need to communicate with the teacher to find out what work is to be caught up on and the deadline for catching-up.


It is expected that students 'contribute positively' in class.

Examples of Positive Participation
  • providing thought provoking statistics article when required
  • showing leadership in teamwork and bringing the best out of team members
  • contributing in class discussions
  • taking good notes
  • sustaining a good level of focus in class
  • General positive behavior

Examples of actions that would reflect negatively:
  • being off task in class
  • emailing
  • flash games
  • completing assignments for other classes in stats class
  • delaying in starting assignments in class
  • distracting others

Expectations for class preparation and behavior

Academic and social learning are both crucial at Cary Academy as students prepare for college. If a student works on the following skills, they will not only be successful at Advanced Statistics, but they create a foundation for future success.
  • Courage – take risks with your learning. Be prepared to make mistakes and learn.
  • Competence – the basics: stay organized, prepare for tests and meet work deadlines
  • Humility – this gives us the ability to collaborate, listen, reflect and be lifelong learners
  • Honesty – Cary Academy is committed to academic integrity and honor