>The question, open to all: What do you find mainly motivated your students >to sign up for AP Stats? Does it tend to be more for the honors credit/ >college credit, or did a significant percent see statistics either as >something important to delve into or as part of their long-term educational >goals (do many of yours have such goals yet?), or were there other reasons?
Statistics is offered at my school as an alternate option to Calculus. We have found that some student who may have not taken Calculus their senior year, or would have wallowed in Math 6 (a non-AP Calculus course), have signed up for AP Stats. Many signed up for the AP on their transcript regardless of whether they would receive college credit or not. But I have been pleasantly surprised with a few of my students who are geniunely motivated in class and are determined to pursue some form of statistics in college (in business, actuarial science, etc).