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AP® Statistics for New and Experienced Teachers

Registration is now closed. For questions, please call (210) 458-2411.

This workshop will be held at the UTSA Main Campus from August 2 - 5, 2016.


Workshop Description

This workshop will help new and experienced teachers to improve the planning and delivery of the AP Statistics course. We will:


  • Discuss the exam format, the curriculum framework, the statistical practices and learning objectives and the importance of inquiry-based activities.
  • Work through previous AP statistics exam questions and sample student papers.
  • Look at the course audit process and issues surrounding course planning and pacing.
  • Discuss issues of equity and access.
  • Practice modifying assessment items to better match the format and content of the exam.
  • Look at a variety of web-based resources available to teachers.
  • Look in depth at several of the key content areas in the AP Statistics curriculum, discussing the requirements of the curriculum, common student difficulties, instructional best practices and effective lab activities.

What Participants Should Bring

  • A well-rested, enthusiastic mind that is ready to explore, learn and share.
  • Paper, pencil and TI-84 or TI-83 calculator.

Optional supplies:


  • A laptop computer or handheld device with internet would be helpful since almost all materials will be provided electronically.
  • Activities, demonstrations, or teaching tips to share with other teachers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand or know how to find the content that is covered in the curriculum, the associated statistical practices, the format of the exam and the kinds of questions students will be expected to answer.
  • Write assessment items that align with the curriculum framework and prepare students for the exam.
  • Expand the reach of your AP Statistics program through the use of inquiry, statistical practices and real-world problems.
  • Instructor Bio

    Robert Taylor received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Florida State University in 1971. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Statistical Association and Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He has taught at the University of South Carolina, the University of Georgia where he served as Head of the Statistics Department from 1989-1998 and Clemson University where he served as Department Chair (2003-2013). Dr. Taylor regularly teaches statistical education courses and was a Reader at the AP Statistics Readings 2000-2002. He was a Table Leader for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 AP Statistics Readings and was a Question Leader for the 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 AP Statistics Reading. Dr. Taylor was the Assistant Chief Reader for the 2008 & 2009 AP Statistics Readings, and has presented moreover than four dozen one-day and four/five-day College Board AP Statistics workshops throughout the nation, including the 2014 four-day workshop at UT San Antonio. He was a member of the Test Development Committee from 2007 to 2013 and served as Committee Chair 2010-2013.  He has co-presented the Beyond AP Statistics workshops at the national statistics meetings in Atlanta (2001), New York (2002), San Francisco (2003) and Minneapolis (2005).

    Have any questions?

    Send us an email at APSI@UTSA.edu


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    Quick Info:

    • You must register online before the AP Institutes in order to attend. You will not be able to register the first morning of the AP Summer Institute
    • If someone at your school is registering or fulfilling payment on your behalf, it is your responsibility to follow up with them
    • Failure to follow payment deadlines will jeopardize receipt of your certification of completion
    • By registering, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the policies listed on the UTSA APSI Information page
    • Register before April 1, 2016 to save money using the Early Bird Discount
    • You must email all substitutions or cancellations to apsi@utsa.edu
    • More information about the College Board and AP Summer Insitutes can be found on the College Board website