Welcome to AP Statistics!
AP (Advanced Placement) Statistics is a college level introductory course in Statistics. You'll learn how to collect, analyze, and interpret data. You can earn college credit for this course, either by taking the AP exam, or by registering for College-in-the-High-School through Everett Community College (for more information on this, scroll down below the calendar). Statistics is the most widely applicable branch of mathematics, used by more people in more different areas than any other kind of math. You'll never wonder when you'll ever use this stuff! Everyone who needs to collect and analyze data needs to understand Statistics. That's every branch of science, of course. And it's also important in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.), in business and economics, in political science and government, in law, and in medicine. There's a very strong chance you will use Statistics in college and in your career!
Overview of AP Statistics Topics
Here is an overview of the units we will cover this year. The calendar below shows which unit we're on, as well as quiz dates. All other important information (for instance, if you lost your gold assignment sheet or want to make up in-class work when you're absent) can be found on Canvas or in the One Note class notebook.1st Quarter:Chapter 1: Exploring DataChapter 2: Modeling DistributionsChapter 3: Describing RelationshipsChapter 4: Designing Studies2nd Quarter:
Chapter 5: Probability
Chapter 6: Random Variables
Chapter 7: Sampling Distributions3rd Quarter:
Chapter 8: Estimating with Confidence
Chapter 9: Testing a Claim
Chapter 10: Comparing Two Populations
Chapter 11: Inference for Categorical Data4th Quarter:
Chapter 12: More About Regression
Final/AP Exam Review
Chapter 13: One-Way Analysis of Variance
Chapter 14: Multiple Linear Regression
College Credit Information
Statistics is a college-level class, which is required for almost every major. Congratulations on taking it in advance!!
There are 3 options for getting college credit for this class, summarized in the table below:
College in the High School
Neither (take it again in college)
$220 for 5 credits
$94 for 5 credits
Price varies depending on the college (EvCC: $524.70; UW: $1873)
Register on the EvCC website (see below) by November 18
Register on AP Classroom then pay the Cascade Treasurer by November 1
Register when you get to college
Must meet college placement requirements: COMPASS test OR last year’s grades OR SBA score
Anyone is eligible!
Must meet college placement requirements, based on college placement test (depends on college)
Must pass the class for credit (college grade = average of 2 semesters).
Must pass AP exam in early May for credit (level needed depends on the college).
Must pass the college class for credit (high school credit doesn't count).
Accepted by most in-state colleges (& some others).
Accepted by most colleges nationwide.
Required course in most majors at most colleges.
Check with your college for more info
I strongly encourage all students to choose between options 1 and 2!