The AP Statistics exam tests your knowledge of statistical concepts and your ability to apply these concepts to specific scenarios.
The multiple choice section of the exam is composed of 40 questions of different difficulty levels. Do not spend too much time on any particular problem,
because you only have 90 minutes to answer the 40 questions.
The free response section of the AP Statistics exam is composed of 6 problems, usually broken up in smaller parts. Most problems start with a description
of a specific set-up, followed by questions labeled a), b), c), d) and e).
Some of the topics required by the AP Statistics exam are:
-Distributions of univariate, bivariate and categorical data: graphical displays, measuring position, center and spread, boxplots,
distributions comparisons, scatterplots, correlation, linearity, frequency tables and bar charts.
-Sampling and experimentation: census, planning and conducting surveys, sampling methods, control groups, sources of bias and confounding,
randomized block design.
-Anticipating distributions: probabilities, independent random variables, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, the Central Limit Theorem,
the t-distribution, the Chi-square distribution.
-Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses: margins of error, unbiasedness and variability, confidence levels, confidence
intervals, null and alternative hypotheses, type I and type II errors, test for a mean, Chi-square tests.
Practice with our AP Statistics Multiple Choice Problems
Examples of AP Statistics Free Response Problems