WTHS teachers selected to grade this year’s AP U.S. History Exam

Social studies teachers Robert Barnshaw and Kristin Meares will be among other high school teachers and college faculty reading for the AP Exam

Washington Township High School social studies teachers Robert Barnshaw and Kristin Meares have been selected to participate as Advanced Placement Exam readers for the 2017 AP United States History Exam. Barnshaw, a three-time participant, and Meares, a second-time reader, will join other high school teachers and college faculty with the online grading for Educational Testing Service of Princeton from June 3 through 9.

In addition to scoring the exams, a diverse group of AP readers are given the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with faculty, teachers, and AP development committee members and become familiar with AP scoring standards and how to apply a rubric consistently.

“The fact that Robert Barnshaw and Kristin Meares were once again selected to participate as AP Exam readers is a testament to their professionalism and dedication to their craft,” district social studies supervisor Dan Saia said. “Their service in promoting the study of American history will have a lasting impact not just on students in Washington Township, but across the nation.”