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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The New APUSH Same As The Old APUSH

So, the College Board made some tweaks in their framework.  They bowed a little before the Cult of Reagan, but most of the changes are minor.

The real issue with the new exam was the rubrics used to assess student work.  The previous rubrics were holistic and forced the reader to consider the entirety of the essay.  The new rubrics are checklists.  The new rubrics suck.

I've read the AP US exam for about 8 years now.

I'm done.  Not worth it.

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