AP® Statistics

Advanced Placement®

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.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • TI-89, 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, 8th ed. Martin Sternstein (Barron's, 2015).
    ISBN-10: 1438004982 / ISBN-13: 9781438004983
    Acceptable alternate: 7th ed. (2013). 1438002025 / ISBN-13: 9781438002026
    Acceptable alternate: 6th ed. (2012). ISBN–10: 0764147021
    Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2010). ISBN–10: 0764140892

    Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (2008). ISBN-10: 0764136836
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistics, 14th ed. William Mendenhall, Robert J. Beaver, and Barbara M. Beaver (Brooks/Cole, 2015).
    ISBN-10: 1133103758 / ISBN-13: 9781133103752
    Acceptable alternate: 13th ed. (2009). ISBN-10: 0495389536
    Acceptable alternate: 12th ed. (2006). ISBN-10: 0534418708
    Acceptable alternate: 11th ed. (2003). ISBN-10: 0534395198 
Algebra II or Math Analysis
Two semesters