AP Statistics Syllabus

AP Statistics  2018-2019                        Mr. Bailey  Room 4203                             Ext 84203

Syllabus for the Class

For the First Semester of the Course, there will be 4 main units and cover the first 4 chapters.

1.    The Analysis of Categorical Data

2.     The Analysis of Experimental Data

3.     Looking for Relationships

4.     Using Data to Predict the Population

A 5th unit will be started in the first semester, but will not be concluded until the early part of the second semester.

Each unit will be of equal weight and comprise of the following subareas.

1.     Quizzes that focus on basic definitions and skills

2.     Exams that focus on using the basic definitions and skills in context

3.     Practice problems, either done in class or as homework.

The weight of all quizzes combined for any unit will be the same as the weight of the exam.  The problems will be weighted so that it is approximately 11% of the weight of the entire unit.  So that means that the quizzes are about 44% and the exam will be about 44%

Beside the main units, there will be 3 other main categories.

5.   Projects (there will be 2 this semester)

6. Frappy problems (These are AP type written response questions)

7.  PBIS

Overall, the 4 main units be 75% of your grade. The Projects will be 12.5%, and the Frappy and PBIS will be 6.25% each.

Now for the part you need to pay very close attention to. EVERYTHING YOU DO IN HERE IS BASED ON A 4 POINT RUBIRC!  It could be one rubric for the entire assignment, or several rubrics if the assignment is composed of several problems.  In any event, when you get anything back it will be based out of 4.

Most of my rubrics go as 4, 3.5, 3, 2.5, and so on down to 0.  More intricate assignments may have different possible score breakdowns. In any event, the grade breakdown is as follows:

A: 4 to 3.3    B: 3.29 to 2.6    C:  2.59 to 1.9    D:  1.89 to 1.3    F:  Below 1.3

The School grading program will not allow me to put these numbers in as is. So, I must change each boundary point into a percentage by dividing by 4.  So for example, 3.3/4 = .825.  These percentage numbers are the decimal representation of the scale you see above and have NOTHING to do with any percentage grading scale system you may have had in the past.