About the Exam
Exam Day 2016
The exam is approximately three hours long and has two parts – multiple choice and free response. Each section of the exam is worth 50% of the final exam grade.
The portion of the exam covering each course topic area is:
- Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns (20%–30%)
- Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study (10%–15%)
- Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation (20%–30%)
- Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses (30%–40%)
Section I: Multiple Choice — 1 hour and 30 minutes
The multiple choice questions will cover the topics listed above.
Total scores on the multiple-choice section are based on the number of questions answered correctly. Points are not deducted for incorrect answers and no points are awarded for unanswered questions.
Section II: Free Response — 6 questions; 1 hour and 30 minutes
- 5 short-answer questions asking you to relate two or more different content areas through a response or solution to a statistics or probability problem
- 1 investigative task asking you to demonstrate your understanding of a variety of topics, and your ability to integrate statistical ideas and apply them in a new context or an unusual way.