How to develop and grade an exam for 20,000 students (or maybe just 200 or 20)
Although our students may spend only a class period working one of our exams, as instructors, we invest many more hours crafting the questions and grading their responses. How do we ensure our time is well-spent? What qualities contribute to an effective exam? How can we guarantee a fair evaluation of student performance? With an 18-year track record delivering a nationwide exam, the Advanced Placement Computer Science (AP CS) program has a wealth of experience in the area of exam development and administration. This special session will bring together members of the AP CS Development Committee and the Educational Testing Service to share some of their insights into how the experts do it. AP teachers will learn more about the exam for which they are preparing their students. College faculty will gain a better understanding of the metrics provided by the AP exam. All instructors will come away with practical and transferable ideas for successful exam tactics.