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January 11, 2012 / Ben Chun

Reading the AP

I just got an invitation to read (that is, grade) the AP Computer Science exam in June. After reading about Helen’s experience last year and hearing Dr. Jody Paul, the chief reader, speak at the Grace Hopper conference in November, I’m excited for this! With the exam just under 4 months away, my focus is on preparing my students and I’ve been thinking a lot about how the exam is scored. It will be very interesting to be a part of that process from the other side.


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  1. Hélène Martin / Jan 11 2012 3:45 pm

    Yay, that’s awesome! It’s such a valuable experience.

    Unfortunately it’s smack in my finals week so I think I’m going to have to decline this year. DARN — would have loved to see you there.

  2. zamansky (@zamansky) / Jan 11 2012 5:31 pm

    People keep saying it’s great but in my 23 years or so teaching, there’s nothing I hate more than grading.

  3. Alfred Thompson / Jan 13 2012 3:59 pm

    My experience reading the APCS exam what great. The conversations during meals breaks and the evenings were an education. If you just think about the grading you’ll miss the best parts.

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