This course is designed to allow the students to experience college level teaching and learning.
The following major topics are covered: exploring data (describing patterns and departures from patterns); sampling and experimentation (planning and conducting a study); anticipating patterns (producing models using probability and simulation); and statistical inference (estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses).
Ideally, students should have access to a computer for work both in and out of the classroom. While it is not yet possible to have access to a computer during the AP Statistics Exam, standard computer output may be provided, and students will be expected to interpret it.
Students who successfully challenge the AP Exam in May, and score well enough, may earn college credit for a single semester Introductory Statistics course. Be sure to check with your prospective colleges to determine what AP scores are necessary in order to earn the credit you desire.