AP Statistics Update

Christine Franklin, University of Georgia

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 13, Number 1 (Spring 2008)

The 2008 AP Statistics Reading is quickly approaching. The reading will be held in Louisville, KY, June 5-11. We are expecting approximately 110,000 exams and planning for a total of 540 readers. Numerous evening activities are planned for the reading: The opening party, new reader (the acorns) gathering, College Board night, Best Practices night, Stats Papers night, and the closing party. A very special evening at the reading is the Professional Night. This yearís speaker will be Dan Teague from the North Carolina School of Science and Math. Dan is a former AP Statistics Test Development Committee member and is presently serving as Vice-President of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA).

If you are a new reader, Jason Molesky has set up a website with very useful information about the reading experience (itís also a great website for experienced readers). The web link is: http://web.mac.com/statsmonkey/APStats_at_LSHS/AP_Reading_FAQ.html

If you havenít signed up to be a reader and are interested, go to the AP Central website and use the online application link to submit your application. If you applied in recent months and havenít received an invitation for 2008, know that you will likely receive an invitation for the 2009 reading.

Iím looking forward to June in Louisville.

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