What can you expect?

The Statistics Competition tests the theoretical knowledge of your students, but also their research and creative skills. All tests take place online, and are different for the second and third degrees. 

There will be a competition and an award ceremony at Belgian and European level.

This is what the planning of the European Statistics Competition looks like. In order to have a better understanding of the assignments, you can have a look at the sample assignments of the previous editions.

  • September to November: you can register one or several teams with students. Teams are composed of 1 to 3 students and one supervising teacher as mentor. Every teacher can be a mentor: the subject taught is irrelevant. The number of teams for which you act as mentor is not limited. You guide the students through each round, but you do not do the assignments in their place.
  • November-December: your students complete an online qualifying test about their knowledge of statistical concepts. They also have to show that they can find statistical information in some publications. Finally, there will also be questions about their analytical skills. To solve these questions, we provide a data set in Excel on which students can perform analyses. They have almost one month to take this test (they can save it and continue later). In this phase, we mainly assess their knowledge of statistical concepts, their analytical skills and their ability to search for information.
  • January-February: the 20 best teams have the opportunity to produce a video on a predetermined theme. In this phase, we assess their ability to communicate statistics and their creativity when making the video.
  • 1st half of March: a regional jury determines, based on the videos, the 5 best teams per language (the competition is organised in Dutch, French and German) and per degree (2nd and 3rd degrees). Then, for these 5 teams (per linguistic area and per degree), the points of the first assignment will be added to the points of the second assignment. Only the 3 best teams (per linguistic area and per degree) will be retained for the next assessment phase.
  • 2nd half of March: the three best teams per degree and community compete for the public choice award and the national jury award. The videos of the winner of the public choice award and national jury award are sent in for the European phase.
  • Beginning April: price award ceremony at Belgian level
     

Details of the competition can be found in this calendar (PDF - XLS).

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