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Since the 2005 American Statistical Association's (ASA) endorsement of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report, changes in the statistics field and statistics education have had a major impact on the teaching and learning of statistics. We now live in a world where "Statistics - the science of learning from data - is the fastest-growing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) undergraduate degree in the United States," according to the ASA, and where many jobs demand an understanding of how to explore and make sense of data. In light of these new reports and other changes and demands on the discipline, a group of volunteers revised the 2005 GAISE College Report. The updated report was endorsed by the Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association in July 2016. To help shed additional light on the revision process and subsequent changes in the report, we review the report and share insights into the committee's thoughts and assumptions.

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Taylor & Francis

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Dr. Beverly Wood was not affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the time this paper was published.