Find the Right Study Guide
Many books provide testpreparation help for the AP Statistics exam. To identify
the best study guide, Stat Trek evaluated the various alternatives.
How We Evaluated AP Study Guides
We evaluated the major study guides published since 2003 on the
following criteria.
 Price: The price of a new or used book on Amazon.com, as of
February 24, 2018.
 User rating: From 1 (unacceptable) to 5 (excellent).
 Content: Coverage of test topics.
We have only reported results for study guides that were highly rated
by students (i.e., study guides that received a satisfaction rating of at least 4.0
on a 5point scale).
Evaluation Findings
All of the highlyrated study guides covered the test content very well. With respect to other criteria, however, some books were better than others.
Strengths and weaknesses of the various study guides are summarized below.
Study guides
 New price  Used price  User rating  Num raters  Pub date 

5 Steps to a 5 on the AP: Statistics  $4.52  $0.01  4.5  2  2003 
Barron's How to Prepare for the AP Statistics, 3rd Edition  $16.68  $3.00  4.5  20  2004 
CliffsAP Statistics  $51.50  $1.99  4.5  3  2004 
AP Statistics: NEW 3rd Edition (Advanced Placement (AP) Test Preparation)  $54.20  $1.46  5.0  3  2006 
Barron's AP Statistics  $24.32  $1.00  4.5  14  2007 
Barron's AP Statistics with CDROM  $6.99  $1.34  5.0  3  2007 
Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2008 Edition (College Test Preparation)  $9.00  $2.18  4.0  1  2007 
AP Statistics w/ CDROM (Advanced Placement (AP) Test Preparation)  $83.15  $1.29  5.0  1  2009 
5 Steps to a 5 AP Statistics, 20102011 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series)  $10.00  $1.00  4.5  6  2009 
Barron's AP 2010  $2.63  $1.00  4.5  14  2010 
Barron's AP 2010 and CD  $7.94  $2.29  5.0  5  2010 
Master Math: AP Statistics  $21.91  $12.95  5.0  3  2010 
APĀ® Statistics Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)  $12.27  $1.05  4.0  4  2011 
Barron's AP Statistics, 6th Edition  $33.00  $1.00  4.0  1  2012 
Barron's AP Statistics with CDROM, 6th Edition (Barron's AP Statistics (W/CD))  $6.99  $1.99  5.0  5  2012 
Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2013 Edition (College Test Preparation)  $5.00  $0.01  4.0  6  2012 
Barron's AP Statistics, 7th Edition  $8.99  $1.29  5.0  5  2013 
Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation)  $5.01  $1.99  4.0  17  2013 
AP Statistics 2015: Review Book for AP Statistics Exam with Practice Test Questions  $181.26  $11.32  5.0  1  2014 
Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2015 Edition (College Test Preparation)  $11.75  $1.29  4.0  17  2014 
Barron's AP Statistics, 8th Edition  $17.98  $1.45  4.5  65  2015 
Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2017 Edition: Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)  $14.20  $4.35  4.0  8  2016 
Barron's AP Statistics, 9th Edition  $12.91  $4.69  4.5  27  2017 
Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2018 Edition: Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)  $13.59  $12.97  5.0  1  2017 
5 Steps to a 5: AP Statistics 2018  $12.23  $10.00  4.0  4  2017 
Prices are current, as of February 24, 2018.
Recommendations
The best study guide for Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics depends on your
personal needs. Here are some things to consider.

Cost. If you want a new study guide at a low price, choose Barron's AP 2010. If you want a used study guide at a low price, choose one of the following: 5 Steps to a 5 on the AP: Statistics or Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2013 Edition (College Test Preparation).

User satisfaction. The highest rated books were AP Statistics: NEW 3rd Edition (Advanced Placement (AP) Test Preparation), Barron's AP Statistics with CDROM, AP Statistics w/ CDROM (Advanced Placement (AP) Test Preparation), Barron's AP 2010 and CD, Master Math: AP Statistics, Barron's AP Statistics with CDROM, 6th Edition (Barron's AP Statistics (W/CD)), Barron's AP Statistics, 7th Edition, AP Statistics 2015: Review Book for AP Statistics Exam with Practice Test Questions, Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2018 Edition: Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation), all with a satisfaction rating of 5.0.
Limit your choices to books with favorable user ratings  at least 4.5 on the 5point
satisfaction scale.