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## About the Exam

## AP Statistics Exam

This is the regularly scheduled date for the AP Statistics Exam.

## Exam Components

40 questions 1hr 30mins 50% of Score

The multiple-choice section assesses:

The section includes individual questions or sets of questions based on a shared prompt.

## Section 2: Free Response

6 questions 1hr 30mins 50% of Score

- 1 multipart question with a primary focus on collecting data
- 1 multipart question with a primary focus on exploring data
- 1 multipart question with a primary focus on probability and sampling distributions
- 1 question with a primary focus on inference
- 1 question that combines 2 or more skill categories

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## AP Exam FRQs

## AP® Statistics Free Response Questions (FRQs)

## Format of AP Statistics FRQ section

## How to Answer AP Statistics FRQs?

## Strategy 1: Explain your answer in detail, but be concise with individual points

## Strategy 2: Keep an eye on the clock

## Strategy 3: Use key terms you learned in class and use proper units

## Strategy 4: Answer each part of multi-part questions in order

## Strategy 5: Decide beforehand when you want to do Part B (the investigative task)

## AP Statistics FRQ Examples

## Part A – Question 1 (a)

Test your ability to describe features of a distribution using a histogram.

Essentially Correct Answer Includes

- The shape is bimodal, OR there are two peaks, OR there are two clusters.
- The center is between 200 and 300 square feet.
- The spread is addressed by stating the range, which is a value between 150 and 250 square feet, OR the interquartile range is a value between 50 and 150 square feet, OR all room sizes are between 100 and 350 square feet.

The response includes context.

*Source: Refer question 1 of Part A of the 2019 released items from the CollegeBoard Released FRQs

## Part B – Investigative Task: Question 6 (a – c)

- For (a) : Recognize the population to which results from a random sample may be generalized.
- For (b) : Describe a disadvantage of using a sample mean rather than a sample median to indicate typical values when the sample distribution is skewed.
- For (c) : Describe how the theoretical sampling distribution of the sample median could be constructed.

- In part (a) , the correct population (listings of one-bedroom apartments on the website) is identified.
- In part (b) , identifying that using the sample mean instead of the sample median overestimates the typical rental price. The disadvantage of using the sample mean that is reported in part (b) is correctly linked to some feature of the distribution (e.g. skewness) that is evident in the histogram.
- Indicates that Emma would need to obtain every possible sample of 50 one-bedroom apartments.
- Indicates that Emma would need to compute the median rental price for each sample.
- Part (a) : Because random sampling was used, the results of the sample may be generalized to the population of rental prices for one-bedroom apartments in the city that are listed on this particular website at the time the sample was taken.
- Part (b) : Because the distribution of the 50 rental prices in the sample is skewed to the right, the sample median provides a better indicator of typical rental prices than the sample mean. Some very large rental prices result in a sample mean that is substantially larger than the more typical rental prices. As a result, the sample mean would overestimate the typical rental price, whereas the sample median would be a more accurate representation of typical rental prices.
- Part (c) : To determine the sampling distribution of median rental prices for random samples of 50 one-bedroom apartments from this population, Emma would need to obtain every possible sample of 50 one-bedroom apartments from this website and compute the median of each sample. The collection of all possible sample medians is the theoretical sampling distribution for sample median.

*Source: Refer question 6 of Part B of the 2019 released items from the CollegeBoard Released FRQs

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## AP Statistics Exam: 2021 Results

- Course Units:
- AP Statistics students generally scored very well on questions about Units 1, 2, and 3, with ~18% of students answering all such questions correctly.
- The most challenging units were 4 (Probability, Random Variables, and Probability Distributions) and 5 (Sampling Distributions). 5% of students answered every question about these units correctly, and 5% of students answered no questions about these units correctly.
- Skill Categories:
- AP Statistics students’ strongest skill was generally Skill Category 2; 18% of students answered every question that required this skill correctly.
- The most challenging questions for students required Skill Category 3, Using Probability and Simulation. Scores would have been significantly higher if students performed this skill as well as they performed Skill Categories 1 and 2.

- The strongest results were typically on Question 4 and Question 6. Students found the starting point of Question 6 to be the easiest of the 6 free-response questions, and more students (10%) earned all 4 points possible on Question 4 than on any of the other free-response questions.
- By far the most challenging questions on this year’s exam were Questions 2 and 3; ~1% of students earned all 4 points possible on these questions.

- Differences in the testing mode (paper or digital). For sections of the exam that proved easier to take digitally, the digital versions require more points for each AP score. For sections of the exam that proved easier to take on paper, the paper exam requires more points for each AP score.
- Differences in the difficulty of specific questions. When exam questions prove easier, more points are required for each AP score, and when exam questions prove more difficult, fewer points are required on one version than another.
- The net result for this year’s AP Statistics Exams is that out of 100 points possible, the digital versions were generally somewhat easier than the paper versions. Accordingly, students taking one of the somewhat easier digital versions needed to earn 1–7 more points to earn a score of 3+, depending on their version, than students who took the paper exam on May 17.

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## Official AP Statistics Practice Exams

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The College Board has released two complete exams which are linked below .

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## First Semester

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## Second Semester

## Step 1: Complete Your First Complete Practice Exam

## Step 2: Analyze Your Score Results

## Step 3: Focus on Your Weak Areas

## Step 4: Take Another Practice Exam

## Step 5: Review Your Results to Determine Your Future Study Plan

## Conclusion: Where to Find AP Statistics Practice Exams

For your second semester, follow these steps:

- Take and score your first complete practice exam
- Analyze your score results
- Focus your studying on weak areas
- Take and score another complete practice exam
- Review your results to determine your future study plan

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AP Statistics Exam This is the regularly scheduled date for the AP Statistics Exam. Add To Calendar Details Exam Components Collapse All Section 1: Multiple Choice 40 questions 1hr 30mins 50% of Score Section 2: Free Response 6 questions 1hr 30mins 50% of Score Exam Essentials Exam-Day Policies Exam Accommodations Calculator Policy Exam Tips

The AP Statistics Exam has consistent question types, weighting, and scoring guidelines every year, so you and your students know what to expect on exam day. Section I: Multiple Choice 40 Questions | 1 Hour 30 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score Individual questions or sets of questions based on a shared prompt Section II: Free Response

Here are all of the FRQs from previous AP Statistics Exams according to topic. A huge thank you to Josh Tabor for always updating this list. Searchable List of All Free-Response Questions Ever CED Unit 1: Exploring One-Variable Data CED Unit 2: Exploring Two-Variable Data CED Unit 3: Collecting Data

AP® STATISTICS 2018 SCORING GUIDELINES © 2018 The College Board. Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.org. Question 1 (continued) 4 Complete Response

The FRQs are designed to test your knowledge of statistics, and your ability to apply multiple skills and concepts in a question. There are four AP Stats skills that are tested on the exam. Skills for AP Statistics: Skill 1: Selecting Statistical Methods (15-23% of exam) Skill 2: Data Analysis (15-23% of exam)

AP® Statistics 2011 Free-Response Questions . About the College Board . The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

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The FRQ section represents 50% of the composite score on the AP Statistics exam. It also represents 50% of the total time spent on the AP Statistics exam. The FRQ section is split into two parts. The first part, Part A, represents 37.5% of the composite exam score and lasts 65 minutes to answer five free-response questions. The question types ...

AP Statistics students generally scored very well on questions about Units 1, 2, and 3, with ~18% of students answering all such questions correctly. ... Students found the starting point of Question 6 to be the easiest of the 6 free-response questions, and more students (10%) earned all 4 points possible on Question 4 than on any of the other ...

The free-response section is worth 50% of your total AP Statistics score. For each free-response question, you'll receive a score from 0 to 4 depending on the accuracy and completeness of your answer. Your Investigative Task score will be scaled so that it's worth about three times as much as a single short-answer question.

Before the Test: Read Past AP® Statistics Free Response Questions. Studying the exams of the past will prepare you for the kinds of questions the test may have. The College Board website features archives of free-response questions and sample answers dating back to 1998. This free resource exists to help students like you prepare for the exam.

AP Statistics - Free Response Questions (FRQs) With our resources, learn how to master the free response question section on the AP Statistics exam featuring practice prompts with student responses and teacher feedback, logistics, key concepts, and helpful tips, you'll be ready to ace the exam. We also go through the rubric and key equations.

The College Board has released free-response questions from 1998-2019, as well as 2021 which means you have dozens of official free-response questions to use for your studying. All the free-response questions include answer keys and sample responses. Unofficial AP Statistics Practice Tests and Quizzes