I recently returned from the AP Reading for Art History in Salt Lake City, Utah this week.
From June 9th to June 17th I was in Salt Lake City with about 80 or so other Art History teachers and professors from around the country, reading the thousands of essays of AP students from this most recent exam. There are 8 questions on the exam and our job was to rate them based on the rubrics for each question.
We churned out ratings for some, unofficially, 24,000 essays. It was a very rewarding experience as a teacher that not only familiarized me further with the AP exam and its format, but the process of how it is scored. This insight will serve a tremendous advantage to my future students who will benefit from my experience as I further shape my classroom experience towards what the students will be asked to do on their exam.
I also regard this as a great experience to meet other teachers and professors from across the country who have helped given me insight into our subject and the latest developments going on in Art History at not only the secondary level, but in the post-secondary level as well.