Professor to grade AP test
June 3, 2013
Shortly after completing his grading for the spring semester, MacMurray Assistant Professor of History Christopher Strangeman has signed on for much more of the same. Starting Monday, June 10, he will be a reader of hundreds of tests during the following week as part of the team that will be assessing the Advanced Placement History test from all over the country.
Grading of the advanced placement tests takes place in four cities, but all the AP History tests go to the Salt Lake City center, where Strangeman will be grading tests from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day until Sunday, June 16. Students who get a high enough score on the test pass out of their college’s world history survey course at the colleges and universities that accept the test, and many also give credit to the highest scorers.
Administered by the College Board, the Advanced Placement Program and Educational Testing Service offers 34 courses in a wide variety of subject areas. The organization anticipated that in May, more than 2.2 million students from around the globe will take approximately 3.9 million AP Examinations.
Dr. Strangeman applied for the paid position and will join about 12,000 college teachers and AP instructors across the country who will grade the various tests. The opportunity allows him to network with other history teachers across the country and swap achievement, assessment and teaching strategies with his peers.