Statistical Literacy: Level 7

The key idea of statistical literacy at level 7 is being a critical consumer of data at a societal level.

At level seven students are working with a variety of statistically based reports.  The types of reports have become more specialised in terms of the statistics and/or probability presented in them.  Things like risk, relative risk, sampling and non-sampling errors need to be present in these reports.  Students should be using the level 7 critical questions as they evaluate these reports.

Students should be linking the ideas for statistical literacy with what they have done in statistical investigations and probability at level 7. Polls and surveys are considered at this level leading to experiments and observational studies in level eight.

This key idea develops from the key idea of statistical literacy at level 6 where students can interpret media type data reports.

This key idea links to the key idea of statistical investigations at level 7 and the key idea of probability at level 7.

This key idea is extended in the key idea of statistical literacy at level 8 where students are learning to be knowledgeable consumers in a data rich society.