Research a College of Your Choice

Objective: The objective of this project is to have students research a college of their choice and give a presentation about the data involved in the college admission project. This project is aimed at improving student presentation skills, increasing their understanding of the college application process, as well as assessing the following data standards:

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.1
Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.4
Use the mean and standard deviation of a data set to fit it to a normal distribution and to estimate population percentages. Recognize that there are data sets for which such a procedure is not appropriate. Use calculators, spreadsheets, and tables to estimate areas under the normal curve.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.B.5
Summarize categorical data for two categories in two-way frequency tables. Interpret relative frequencies in the context of the data (including joint, marginal, and conditional relative frequencies). Recognize possible associations and trends in the data.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.1
Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, “How old am I?” is not a statistical question, but “How old are the students in my school?” is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students’ ages.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.A.1
Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population; generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population. Understand that random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences.

College Application Usernames & Passwords

Use this worksheet to keep track of all of the usernames, emails, and passwords associated with your college applications. It is recommended that you save this document into your Google Drive or your personal computer rather than printing out a copy to ensure that your information is kept safe. Some information has been filled in for you. Feel free to add any additional content you need!

Websites for Test Scores

 

Website Name / Scores Link Your Username or Email Your Password
College Board  – SAT scores http://sat.collegeboard.org/scores    
College Board – AP tests https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores    
ACT Student – ACT scores http://www.actstudent.org/scores/    

 

Websites for College Applications

 

Application Site Name Link Your Username or Email Your Password
Common App https://www.commonapp.org/    
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