AP Statistics 2012-13

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This year (2012-13), we have 5 sections of AP Statistics - Periods 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

2012-13 AP Statistics Course Info

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Proficient reading and writing skills are extremely important - mechanical math skills often times take a backseat to being able to clearly communicate what the numbers actually mean in the context of the given scenario. 

Students who successfully complete the course and examination may receive credit and/or advanced placement for a one-semester introductory college statistics course. This does not necessarily imply that the high school course should be one semester long. Each high school will need to determine the length of time for its AP Statistics course to best serve the needs of its students. Statistics, like some other AP courses, could be effectively studied in a one-semester, a two-trimester, or a one-year course. Most schools, however, offer it as a two-semester course.

For detailed info about the course, please visit the College Board AP Statistics course info page.


Students should have access to a TI-83/84 graphing calculator (due to recent software updates, a TI-84 is preferable, but either will work).

TI-89 are allowed in class and on the AP exam (yes, they ARE allowed), as are the more recent N-spire models with CAS, however it will be up to the student to become familiar with using those calculator models.  Classroom demonstrations will be done on a TI-84.

Grading Policy:

  • Homework: 10%
  • Quizzes: 15%
  • Major Tests/Projects: 75% (two major tests per six weeks grading period, each composed of two sections - multiple choice and free response)

Course Re-assessment Policy

Class Calendar/Syllabus

Current calendars are linked at the top-right hand corner of this page.  Please use this to keep up with assignments.  Students are responsible for missed work even when absent.  The calendar is subject to change at the teacher's discretion.

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