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NetNews - CensusAtSchool makes statistics fun

Attention: Education Librarians and Children and Young Adult Librarians...

A great new ABS product called CensusAtSchool has just been released on the ABS Website. It's free and is available to all schools, teachers and students in Australia.

Aimed at school students from Years 5 to 12, the project is like a mini-census. It shows that statistics can be fun as well as educational.

CensusAtSchool will ask students to take part in an online questionnaire. It will consist of non-invasive questions and activities that are relevant and of interest to the students. The amount of time spent doing homework is one of the questions and one of the activities will measure reaction times.

After submitting their questionnaire and under the guidance of their teachers, students will be able to selectively tap into the gathered data. It can be used for analysis in many school subjects.

The project also provides online support material for students and teachers, including suggested activities and questionnaire help.

CensusAtSchool will be conducted in two phases, with a flexible timetable to suit the needs of schools and teachers. Phase One will commence on 30 January and run through until 7 July 2006.

To find out more about CensusAtSchool on the ABS Website read Census Update

If you would like to provide your feedback on the ABS Website or need more information please contact me at mano.georgopoulos@abs.gov.au.

Mano Georgopoulos
ABS Statistical Publishing Development


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