# A Note On The AP Statistics Exam

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The following exam tips were written by Sanderson Smith of the Cate School, Carpinteria, California, and Daren Starnes of The Webb Schools, Claremont, California, and are used with permission.

The Exam Itself To maximize your score on the AP Statistics Exam, you first need to know how the exam is organized and how it will be scored.

The AP Statistics Exam consists of two separate sections:
|Section 1 |40 Multiple-Choice |90 minutes |Counts 50% of the exam score. |
| |questions | | |

SCORING: 1 point for each correct answer 0 points for each question left blank NO PENALTY for each incorrect answer

|Section 2 |6 Free-Response |90 minutes |Counts 50% of the exam |Questions are designed to test your statistical |
| |questions | |score. |reasoning and your communication skills. |

SCORING: Five open-ended problems @ 13 minutes; each counts 15 percent of free-response score One investigative task @ 25 minutes; counts 25 percent of free-response score

Each free-response question is scored on a 0 to 4 scale. General descriptors for each of the scores are:

|4 |Complete Response |NO statistical errors and clear communication |
|3 |Substantial Response |Minor statistical error/omission or fuzzy communication |
|2 |Developing Response |Important statistical error/omission or lousy communication |
|1 |Minimal Response |A "glimmer" of statistical knowledge related to the problem |
|0 |Inadequate Response |No glimmer; statistically dangerous to himself and others |

Your work is graded holistically, meaning that your entire response to a problem is considered before a score is assigned.