Course Syllabus

Welcome to AP STATISTICS!!!


AP Statistics is the study of data analysis, sampling and experimentation techniques, anticipating patterns, and inference.  We will learn how to communicate our methods, results, and conclusions in the language of statistics as we combine the three parts of the statistical process: design, analysis and conclusion. For a more indepth look at the course, please see the College Board's course description here.


Some Important Information About the class...

  • Supplies: each day you will need chromebook, pencil, paper and a TI graphing calculator (TI84 model prefered).
  • Assignments: Assignments will be given and submitted each day class is scheduled. This allows you to receive feedback on your work before a Quiz or Unit Test. Assignments are worth 30% of your overall grade.
  • Assessments: Assessments include Unit Tests and Term Projects. You will have 3 major assessments each term (Test and/or Project). These are worth 70% of your overall grade.
  • Late work vs. Make up work:
    • Homework that is submitted late will be penalized by 50%. After the unit test, no homework from that unit may be submitted late.
    • Make up work is work you submit late due to an absence - you will not be penalized for this. The assignments (and notes & resources) will be posted on Canvas. It is your responsibility to make up the missed work. If you miss a quiz or test, please get with me to schedule a time to complete them outside of class.
    • All missing work will receive a zero in PowerSchool along with a note that the student was absent until the work is completed. 
  • Expectations: 
    • Please arrive in class on time with all class material
    • All work should be submitted by the due date. Late work will be penalized and not accepted after the cut off point.
    • Cell phones should be out of sight during classtime (unless instructed by teacher)
    • Earbuds & other listening devices should be off and put away during classtime. 
  • Grading Scale:
    • 70% assessments  
    • 30%  assignments  (daily)
  • AP STATISTICS EXAM:  all students will take the AP Statistics Exam on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 12:00pm.
  • Canvas: The majority of assignments not completed on paper must be submitted on our learning platform,  Canvas.  Assignments can be submitted a variety of ways including, uploading files, typing into text boxes, and sharing Google documents/presentations.  Students will be shown how to submit assignments on Canvas as needed.  Individual assignments will indicate which method of submission on Canvas is expected.  If students need a refresher or have questions, they can access the Canvas Student Guide for specific instructions.  It is the student's responsibility to ensure assignments are submitted on time and to contact the instructor if there is a problem. Please note that student activity is logged while in Canvas so instructors will be able to see if the student opened the assignment, if there was any activity including a log of student activities during on-line tests and quizzes.  Students are not allowed to leave the testing window during assessments.  Doing so is considered cheating and will be handled as set forth in the Porter Ridge HS handbook.

    NOTICE: Although many assignments are submitted and graded in our learning platform, Canvas, the "final" grades shown may not be properly weighted and do not contain assignments that were not graded in Canvas.  For the student's official grades, please continue to access the parent portal through Powerschool. Login information should be the same as last year. If you need assistance accessing the parent portal, please contact the school.”
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Pacing for AP Statistics 2021-2022

Term 1

  • Data Analysis
  • Describing Distributions


Term 2

  • Bivariate Data
  • Collecting Data

Term 3

  • Probability
  • Random Variables
  • Sampling Distributions

Term 4

  • Confidence Intervals for p
  • Significance Tests for p

Term 5 

  • Inference for Means
  • Inference for two-variables

Term 6

  • Review for AP Exam
  • Final Project

To reach Mrs.Ruggiero


phone:  704-292-7662  ext 7096

*emails, phone calls & texts will not be answered during class time.   I will make every effort to reply as soon as possible. 

Office Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:15-4:00pm 

*other times & days by appointment

Helpful Links


Student Resources for Textbook 

College Board AP Statistics Page 

EmpowerEd Parent Resources

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