Statistics AP

Course Description:

Statistics Advanced Placement moves at a faster pace and is designed to provide critical thinking and processing skills necessary to give students a working understanding of statistical processes. Students will study sampling and experimentation, categorical and quantitative data, probability and random variables, inference, and bivariate data. Students will connect data and statistical processes to real-world situations and will extend their knowledge of data analysis. Participation in the Advanced Placement examination for a possibility of 3 hours college credit is advised. Students are encouraged to have a graphing calculator TI-83/TI-84 (or equivalent).

Prerequisite & Recommendations:

Prerequisite: Geometry & Algebra 2

Other Information:

Why Statistics AP?
  • Satisfies 3rd or 4th math for FHSP + Endorsement
  • May be beneficial in admissions process or scholarship opportunities, particularly at more competitive universities
  • An introductory statistics course, similar to the AP Statistics course, is typically required for majors such as social sciences, health sciences and business
  • Science, engineering and mathematics majors usually take an upper-level calculus-based course in statistics, for which the AP Statistics course is effective preparation
  • Students who successfully complete the course and exam may receive credit, advanced placement or both for a one-semester introductory college statistics course
Who should consider taking Statistics AP?
  • Completing non-STEM DLA endorsement path:
    • Want advanced mathematics coursework to support college/career plans in STEM, Public Services, or Business & Industry
    • Want to complete studies equivalent to a one semester, introductory, non-calculus-based, college course in statistics
    • Want opportunity to potentially earn college credit and/or advanced placement through AP exam
    • Want coursework to be competitive in admissions process or scholarship opportunities