The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of statistical information about the nation’s people, places, and economy. In addition to providing snapshots of the nation’s population size and growth, we also supply detailed portraits of the changing characteristics of communities. We are uniquely qualified to help teachers and students learn and apply statistics because we are the primary source of economic and demographic data for the United States, and we employ thousands of statistical experts.
Statistics in Schools (SIS) is a Census Bureau program that uses census statistics and resources to create activities and materials for students. Teachers and subject matter experts from across the country help develop and review each and every SIS activity to make sure it is valuable, engaging, relatable, and easy to use. These activities and materials boost students' statistical literacy, better prepare them for a data-driven world, and enhance their learning in many subjects.
SIS activities are created by a diverse group of teachers, subject matter experts, and standards experts in K-12 education and curriculum design from across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas. Without them, SIS would not be possible.
Get the information you need to explain the Census Bureau to students or the children in your home and help them use its data-finding tools.