Each student is expected to bring to the exam a graphing calculator with statistical capabilities. The computational capabilities should include standard statistical univariate and bivariate summaries, through linear regression. The graphical capabilities should include common univariate and bivariate displays such as histograms, boxplots, and scatterplots. You can bring two calculators to the exam.

The calculator memory will not be cleared but you may only use the memory to store programs, not notes. For the exam, you're not allowed to access any information in your graphing calculators or elsewhere if it's not directly related to upgrading the statistical functionality of older graphing calculators to make them comparable to statistical features found on newer models. The only acceptable upgrades are those that improve the computational functionalities and/or graphical functionalities for data you key into the calculator while taking the examination. Unacceptable enhancements include, but aren't limited to, keying or scanning text or response templates into the calculator.

During the exam, you can't use minicomputers, pocket organizers, electronic writing pads, or calculators with QWERTY (i.e., typewriter) keyboards.

The list of calculators approved for AP Calculus can also be used for the AP Statistics Exam:

2013–14 List of Graphing Calculators

Graphing calculators having the expected built-in capabilities listed above are indicated with an asterisk (*). However, students may bring any calculator on the list to the exam; any model within each series is acceptable.

Casio
FX-6000 series
FX-6200 series
FX-6300 series
FX-6500 series
FX-7000 series
FX-7300 series
FX-7400 series
FX-7500 series
FX-7700 series
FX-7800 series
FX-8000 series
FX-8500 series
FX-8700 series
FX-8800 series
FX-9700 series*
FX-9750 series*
FX-9860 series*
CFX-9800 series*
CFX-9850 series*
CFX-9950 series*
CFX-9970 series*
FX 1.0 series*
Algebra FX 2.0 series*
FX-CG-10 (PRIZM)*
FX-CG-20*
Hewlett-Packard
HP-9G
HP-28 series*
HP-38G*
HP-39 series*
HP-40 series*
HP-48 series*
HP-49 series*
HP-50 series*

Radio Shack
EC-4033
EC-4034
EC-4037

Sharp
EL-5200
EL-9200 series*
EL-9300 series*
EL-9600 series*†
EL-9900 series*
Texas Instruments
TI-73
TI-80
TI-81
TI-82*
TI-83/TI-83 Plus*
TI-83 Plus Silver*
TI-84 Plus*
TI-84 Plus Silver*
TI-84 Plus C Silver*
TI-85*
TI-86*
TI-89*
TI-89 Titanium*
TI-Nspire/TI-Nspire CX*
TI-Nspire CAS/TI-Nspire CX CAS*
TI-Nspire CM-C*
TI-Nspire CAS CX-C*

Other
Datexx DS-883
Micronta
Smart2

† The use of the stylus is not permitted.


Note: This list is current as of October 2013; other allowable machines will be added as necessary.