Dear Instructor,

Welcome to the wonderful world of AP Stats. It's a great course, with multiple resources available to help you. You're already signed up for the Electronic Discussion Group, one of the best moves you can make. At the risk of swamping you, here's a list of further online resources to help you get a handle on things.

1) Check the super resources on the CB’s AP Stats home page, including course description, teacher guide, etc.


2) Find an AP Stats workshop. Go and learn. Repeat often.

3) Picking a textbook?  See the generally agreed upon "Top 5" at Jared Derksen's super AP Stats FAQ site:

4) Speaking of the FAQ site, go there often. Loads of great stuff, including "Top 10 Q's" & "New Teacher Resources"


5) You're already on the AP Stats Electronic Discussion Group. You’ll be swamped with emails, but there ARE useful nuggets of wisdom-- especially from the true gurus, and/or those involving cornstalks. If any fellow instructors need to subscribe:


6) Many common questions are asked (and answered well!) each and every year. Search the EDG archives at

7) See Bob Hayden's "Emergency Relief for 1st time AP Stats Teachers" at


8) See my own "Top Two Tips for New and other AP Stats Teachers" at


9) Open your AP audit account and get rolling. Check other folks' audit documents (see CB audit pages and/or examples at Molesky's site -- see below)

10) Use the resources provided by your chosen book's corresponding website.  For example:

11) Check individual teachers' websites for syllabi, schedules, philosophy, hints, etc. Here are a few possibilities:

    Molesky's all-purpose all-everything (seriously!) repository of AP Stat teacher wisdom:

    Bailey's syllabus, lab activities, etc.:


   Al Coons' stuff at BB&N:


   Sanderson Smith's "Herkimer's Hideaway" repository:


12) Buy yourself copies of the two most recently released AP Stat exams. Review 'em & use 'em:

13a) Register at AP Central, then download released Free Response exam questions.......

13b) ...and then correlate them to your book's sequence, and use them all year long. 3 cross-referenced lists are at