The AP Art History exam is going to be undergoing a change. In 2016, there will be more of a focus on the global contributions to art and the exam will reflect that.
This is a tremendous professional development opportunity for myself as I get to peak behind the scenes on how the exam is developed and how the new format is being retooled.
Entering my 5th year teaching AP Art History, I have already gained tremendous insight and experience as a reader this past June in Salt Lake. As a group, we graded tens of thousands of essays from all students who participated in the AP Art History exam and the experience has helped me re-think the way I teach the course and ways I can be more efficient with my students. Having an understanding for the upcoming changes to the exam also gives me a great advantage in being prepared for the new format slated to take shape in only a few years, which also benefits my students tremendously.
To get a sense of what we are doing with art history in my classes, please visit my site RicardAcademy.info.