The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) and Educational Testing Service recently sent their congratulations to Mr. Ken Krispin for the significant contributions he made at the 2014 AP Reading.
In June 2014, 607 high school AP English Literature teachers joined forces with college faculty who teach in the same discipline to score 399, 220 exams in Louisville, KY. The careful evaluation of student’s work by Mr. Krispin and other highly qualified professionals is one of the most important aspects of the AP Program.
This experience was also a valuable professional development experience for Mr. Krispin. The time spent examining student’s performance, as well as the opportunity to exchange ideas about the types of instructional practices that lead to optimal student performance, are highly valued aspects of the overall AP Reading experience.
Mr. Krispin shared this about his experience, “This was my second time scoring essays in Louisville. In a week’s time, I scored 1200 essays, so I learned to read essays holistically, which has increased my speed at grading. Definitely a plus with all the papers I grade. I feel better able to prepare students for the AP English exam and communicate the expectations for the various components of the exam. It is also one of the best professional development opportunities I have had, collaborating with hundreds of teachers who do what I do, sharing tips, lesson plans and more.”
We are proud to have Mr. Krispin teaching our AP English Literature course at R-PHS! Our students are getting a world class educational experience with Mr. Krispin teaching AP English Lit.