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Syllabus for PS#

I. About the Course

AP Statistics covers topics typically found in a high school AP Statistics course and includes
topics in Probability, Regression Analysis, and Sampling Distributions. This course prepares
students to succeed on the Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics exam and subsequent courses
that draw on material from this course. Students will learn statistics by actively engaging with
the CTY lectures and animations and also by reading the resources in the textbook. Students may
progress at their own rate with full comprehension of the course materials. The students
knowledge will be assessed by quizzes, homework assignments, free response questions,
projects, and chapter tests. There is a cumulative midterm and final exam based on the actual AP
Statistics exam.
Students are not required to take the actual AP exam after taking this course, but if they choose
to do so, then they will be well prepared. The prerequisite for this course is the successful
completion of Algebra II. This course can also substitute for a year-long non-AP Statistics
course. Upon successful completion of this class, a student will understand selected topics in:

Organizing, Modeling, and Summarizing Data

Sampling Distributions
Sample Means/Proportions
Confidence Intervals
Hypothesis Testing with one and two samples
Correlation and Scatter Plots
Regression Analysis
Goodness of Fit Testing

As with every CTYOnline course, the student is assigned a personal instructor to provide
feedback, monitor the progress of the student, and grade assessments. You should use your
instructor as needed in the course, meeting with them in the virtual classroom (see below) before
any chapter test or the final exam. You will need to email your instructor to request passwords
for exams. You can expect a reply from your instructor within one or two business day. Always
contact your instructor first with any questions you may have when taking this course. Their
email, phone number, skype id, and hours are located in their email signature.

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II. Format of the Course

The course is based off the textbook The Practice of Statistics, 4th edition, by Daren S. Starnes;
Dan Yates; David S. Moore, ISBN-13: 978-1429245593.
The course covers 12 chapters, each chapter containing two or three subsections. Optional
textbook problems are recommended in each subsection. The chapters along with any
supplementary materials are listed in the order you should complete them. There is a homework
and quiz for each subsection and each chapter has a chapter test. You are allowed to use a
calculator for all quizzes, tests, and exams. Be sure to complete all homework and quizzes before
taking the chapter test. Some chapters also have free response questions. These questions are
modeled similarly to free response questions found on the AP Statistics Exam.
There is a cumulative midterm exam and final exam. Please email your instructor to request the
password be sent to your proctor when you are ready to take a test. Please follow the instructions
on the midterm and exam coversheet. You are allowed to use a calculator for the midterm and
the final exam.
Email your instructor with any questions or to schedule a virtual classroom appointment before
beginning a quiz or a test.
The final exam must be submitted before the end of the students enrollment. No extra time will
be give past the end date. More time can be purchased if needed through MyCTY.
III. Course Grading
Final grades will be a weighted average computed according to the following table.
Note that the chapter tests, midterm, and final exam must be submitted within 48 hours of the
instructor sending the code to the proctor.
Time limit Assignment type
None Quizzes
None Homeworks
1 week Projects
None Free Response Questions
90 Minutes Chapter Tests
180 Minutes Midterm Exam
180 Minutes Final Exam
The following grading scale will apply:
98-100 = A+
87-89 = B+
93-97 = A
83-86 = B
90-92 = A80-82 = B-

77-79 = C+
73-76 = C
70-72 = C-

*The passing grade is a 70. CTYOnline does not issue a letter grade for grades below a 70.

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IV. Participation and Postponement Policy

Regular participation in the course according to recommended timeline (found on the course
homepage) is expected.
If you are going to be away on vacation, camp or sick leave for 7 consecutive days or more,
please postpone your course to save time. To postpone your enrollment, login to MyCTY as a
Parent at https://ctyjhu.org/mycty/. Once logged in, choose "Student Participation," then "Submit
Postponement." From here you can submit postponement requests, and you will have the option
of specifying the date of your return.

V. Additional Information
1) Virtual Classroom Sessions
An important resource is the virtual classroom, an "electronic chalkboard" where you and the
instructor can work on problems together. It is a great way to review math topics. The virtual
classroom is a shared screen with audio and webcam capabilities using Adobe Connect. In order
to use the virtual classroom, you will need to schedule an appointment with your instructor and
then click on the virtual classroom link (on the course homepage) at the scheduled time.
2) Student Code of Conduct
CTY expects the highest standards of behavior from its students. Please visit
http://cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline/enrolled/expectations.html to learn more about CTY Onlines
academic expectations.
3) Disability Services
CTY is committed to a climate of mutual respect and civility among members of our community.
Please visit http://cty.jhu.edu/disability/ to learn more about CTY disability services.
4) System Requirements and Technical Support
Please see http://cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline/courses/mathematics/problem_solving_ep2.html for
system requirements. Technical support is available. If you are experience technical difficulties,
please visit http://cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline/enrolled/support.html#.

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Curricular Topics Covered

Ch. 1: Exploring Data
Analyzing Categorical Data
Displaying Quantitative Data with Graphs
Describing Quantitative Data with

Ch. 9: Testing a Claim

Ch. 2: Modeling Distributions of Data

Describing Location in a Distribution
Normal Distributions

Significance Tests: The Basics

Tests about a Population Proportion
Tests about a Population Mean

Ch. 10: Comparing Two Populations

or Groups

Ch. 3: Describing Relationships

Comparing Two Proportions

Comparing Two Means

Scatterplots and Correlation

Least-Squares Regression

Ch. 11: Inference for Distributions of

Categorical Data

Ch. 4: Designing Studies

Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Tests

Inference for Relationships

Sampling and Surveys

Using Studies Wisely

Ch. 12: More about Regression

Ch. 5: Probability: What Are the


Inference for Linear Regression

Transforming to Achieve Linearity

Randomness, Probability, and Simulation

Probability Rules
Conditional Probability and Independence

Ch. 6: Random Variables

Discrete and Continuous Random
Transforming and Combining Random
Binomial and Geometric Random

Ch. 7: Sampling Distributions

What Is a Sampling Distribution?
Sample Proportions
Sample Means

Ch. 8: Estimating with Confidence

Confidence Intervals: The Basics
Estimating a Population Proportion
Estimating a Population Mean

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