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What's the AP Stats Test Format Like?

Ok, so I'm starting to prep for my AP Stats exam and I'm a bit nervous. Does anyone know what the test format is like? Like, how many multiple-choice vs. free-response questions are there?

7 months ago

Absolutely, it's natural to feel a bit anxious about the test format, but getting familiar with it is a great step towards reducing those nerves. The AP Statistics exam is divided into two sections: multiple-choice and free-response. For the multiple-choice section, you'll encounter 40 questions that you need to complete in 90 minutes. This part accounts for 50% of your exam score.

After a short break, you'll move on to the free-response section, which includes 6 questions that also span 90 minutes, contributing to the remaining 50% of your score. Among the free-response questions, five of them are short-answer, and one is an investigative task that requires a bit more comprehensive response. It's a good strategy to practice pacing yourself while answering these questions to ensure you can complete the exam within the allotted time. Don't forget to review the types of questions that have appeared in previous years as part of your preparation.

You're doing the right things by starting early and seeking out information. Best of luck with your exam!

7 months ago

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