Selected to return as AP Reader for Art History 2014

Last year, I was given the tremendous opportunity to serve as a reader for AP Art History for the first time in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was an eye-opening experience as I got to meet the various readers from all around the country for Art History, all of whom have tremendous passion and dedication to our field.

I felt it was a great honor to be counted among those who help process those tests for millions of students across the country and around the world. The sheer planning and logistics of the week long event was impressive as thousands of AP teachers from various subjects descend on Salt Lake City with one objective in mind – to grade the various essays that have been submitted by students. It was fun and just a sheer pleasure to be involved in such a large-scale project while also getting excellent professional development along the way.

I am also excited, and honored, to be invited back and have confirmed my travel plans to return to the AP reading this summer in Salt Lake. I look forward to reconnecting with my peers and helping contribute to the undertaking of grading millions of essays for College Board and our AP Art History tests.

Selected as AP Reader for Art History; Salt Lake City 2013

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.