AP® Statistics | 2020-21

In this live online AP Statistics class, homeschoolers will meet once a week on ZOOM. AP Statistics is equivalent to a college-level Intro to Statistics class, introducing students to major concepts in collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. ​

  • Live classes will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesdays.

  • A full-year class: August-May. See our FAQ for complete dates.

  • All live meetings will be recorded.

  • This class can be taken live or in a recorded fashion, with students watching some or all recordings after classes have been held

  • AP Statistics is a College Board-approved class.

The Weekly Schedule

AP Statistics will include both recorded teaching videos and live problem sessions where the instructor will offer instruction and students will collaborate--working through given and raised questions. 

During a typical week, students might see some of the following:

  • Activities covering specific learning topics that are both aligned with sections of the book, and designed to cover AP exam standards

  • Short instructional videos demonstrating the use of statistics in the real world

  • Supplemental lecture videos to help formalize ideas that are being discovered through the activities

  • Homework problems that build on concepts students learn in assigned activities

  • Checkpoint quizzes to test understanding of terms and concepts

  • Chapter tests, cumulative midterms, and a cumulative final. These are designed to mimic the AP exam to give students thorough practice with the AP framework.

  • Previous AP exam multiple choice and free response questions to aid in test-taking skills 

  • Forums where students discuss concepts in-depth to expand their understanding of the "what" and "why" of what is being learned


The instructor utilizes the pedagogy and resources from the creators of StatsMedic, which are designed to engage and challenge students to develop a deeper understanding of statistics. Learn more about this in the instructor's course demo.


Core Resources

Students will be using the 4th edition of The Practice of Statistics, one of the most widely used high school statistics textbooks. It is well known for explaining concepts in a clear manner and for helping students to grasp statistical concepts.

  • The class will use Barron’s AP Statistics, the leading test preparation book for AP Stats, which is packed full of subject review, multiple choice practice, and free response questions with explained answers. 

  • Students will also utilize AP Classroom--new resource developed by the College Board--to monitor their progress throughout the year as they practice with multiple choice and free response questions. 

  • A hard-copy text can be borrowed free through the Blue Tent OnLoan program. 

Ashley Porter, the instructor, has a particular passion for statistics, and she hopes students will join her in this highly useful class that she believes will be relevant and interesting no matter where student interests lie in high school, college, and beyond! 


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