The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding.
Essential Course Resources
AP Statistics Course Overview
The two-page Course Overview provides a succinct description of the course and exam.
AP Statistics Frequently Asked QuestionsFind answers to common questions about the course, exam, and AP Course Audit.
AP Statistics Course PerspectiveThe Course Perspective provides one teacher's perspective on the course.
The Teacher's Guide has teaching tips, sample syllabi, resources, and more.
College Board Store
Find AP Statistics publications, released exams, and more in the College Board Store.
AP and Higher Education
Higher Education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and scoring student work. The AP Higher Ed site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.
This chart shows recommended scores for granting credit, and how much credit should be awarded, for each AP course. Your students can look up credit and placement policies for colleges and universities on the AP Credit Policy search.
Meet the current Development Committee for AP Statistics.