Grading the best
May 27, 2014
MacMurray Assistant Professor of History Christopher Strangeman will be part of the team that will be assessing the Advanced Placement History test from all over the country for seven days this month.
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. June 12 to June 18. This is the second year Strangeman has been a reader of the AP history tests.
Students who get a high enough score on the test get credit for the 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 offer 34 courses in a wide variety of subject areas. Each year, several million students from around the globe take approximately 4 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.