Elementary Statistics is a first course in statistics for any student whose college and career paths require knowledge of the fundamentals of the collection, analysis and interpretation of data.  Topics include the presentation of interpretation of univariate data using graphical and numerical methods, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, linear regression, an understanding of good practice in study design, statistical inference, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.  Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking. (one-half credit, one-semester math elective for grades 11-12)

    Prerequisites for high school credit: Algebra II Honors or Algebra II

    Prerequisites for college credit are as follows:

    • Must meet high school prerequisites above
    • Students in 11th and 12th grade must have an overall GPA of 3.0, or 11th and 12th grade students with overall GPA of 2.5-2.99 must provide signed letter of recommendation from principal OR school counselor AND parent or legal guardian
    • The following academic requirements must be met:
      • Math/ACT Score of 19 OR
      • Math/ACT Score 18 with 3.0 GPA and completion of Algebra I and Algebra II Honors/Algebra II with at least a B OR
      • Accuplacer Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics score of 245
    • Payment of Crowder College tuition and fees for a 3-credit course,
    • Purchase of recommended textbook. Students, whether or not taking this course for dual credit, may be responsible for purchase of textbook.

    Students taking dual credit classes are encouraged to contact the college they plan to attend to check for credit transferability.  Some credits will be transcribed as elective credit if it is not required for a particular major or general studies requirement.  Contact the college/university website to locate a transfer equivalency chart.

    Click here for links to the transfer equivalency guides and general education requirements for the top five post-secondary schools that CJHS students attend (Crowder, Missouri Southern State University, Pittsburg State University, Missouri State University, University of Arkansas).