AP Statistics

Learn about the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.

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Two Semesters



AP Statistics gives students hands-on experience collecting, analyzing, graphing, and interpreting real-world data. They will learn to effectively design and analyze research studies by reviewing and evaluating real research examples taken from daily life. The next time they hear the results of a poll or study, they will know whether the results are valid. As the art of drawing conclusions from imperfect data and the science of real-world uncertainties, statistics plays an important role in many fields. The equivalent of an introductory college-level course, AP Statistics prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in science, sociology, medicine, engineering, political science, geography, and business.

This course has been authorized by the College Board to use the AP designation.*AP is a registered trademark of the College Board.

 Semesters 1 and 2: Required
  • TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
    Read “Getting Started” and chapter 1 in the TI Guidebook before the course starts.

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Barron’s AP Statistics 2010, 5th ed. Martin Sternstein (Barron’s, 2010).
    ISBN-10: 0764140892 / ISBN-13: 9780764140891
    Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (2008). ISBN-10: 0764136836
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistics, 13th ed. William Mendenhall, Robert J. Beaver, and Barbara M. Beaver (Brooks/Cole, 2009).
    ISBN-10: 0495389536 / ISBN-13: 9780495389538
    Acceptable alternate: 12th ed. (2006). ISBN-10: 0534418708
    Acceptable alternate: 11th ed. (2003). ISBN-10: 0534395198