- How to Write a Great Test for AP Statistics
- How to Grade Your AP Statistics Tests
- AP Free Response Questions that you can use on the Chapter 3 Test
Questions to be sure to include
- A question that includes computer output, so that students have to identify the equation of the LSRL from the computer output.
- A question that requires students to think about correlation versus causation.
- A question that asks students to think about how an outlier affects the LSRL.
- A question where students have to interpret r2.
- A free response question which asks students to describe the relationship (DUFS!).
- A free response question where students have to interpret the slope of the LSRL.
- A free response question where students have to calculate and interpret a residual.
- A free response question which asks students to provide more than one reason why a line is an appropriate model for a set of data.
- At least one old AP question. There are many to choose from and they are very accessible for students after completing this chapter.
Here are some tips to give your students
- Close reading and careful writing are critical to your success this year.
- Be sure to answer all parts of each question.
- Know how to describe the relationship between two quantitative variables (DUFS!)
- Know the many justifications you can use to argue that a data set can be modeled as a linear relationship.
- Know how to interpret values (slope, y-intercept, residual, standard deviation of the residuals).
Quick tip for writing the test
Create an easy to understand context with some two-variable data and then you can ask several of your questions within that one context. A good rule is one context for each page of the free response questions on your test.