A number of Houston Christian School students have sent me e-mail invitations to join their Facebook. I really have no clue as to what facebook is. While reading different Facebook profiles of students, I came across a Facebook page entitled War on Carson and Death to his Ambiguous Test of Doom. What you have here is a discussion page where students chat about my lengthy multiple choice questions, assignments, etc. Honestly, it is all in good fun and humor, which I encourage from students. The picture above was found just below the title.
It is true that my questions can be a bit long and complex: 2 -3 answers that sound correct when in reality there is only one BEST answer. Oh, and they love the DBQs. In general, I have had some great students thus far. AP US History students did really well on the AP Exam in May, as did AP European History students. I am looking to find new ways to get my AP US scores up to par with European history….This is difficult in that out of all of the years teaching European History, 89% of students earned a score of 3 or higher except for one year back at CAC. To be truthful, the US History Exam is, in my qualified opinion, more difficult. Better yet, the AP US History Exam has the lowest national scores. My ’06 – ’07 group were at 79% -80%. I am convinced that with more work we as a class can get this to 95%.
Still, I would like to think that we are doing things far greater than a 3 hour exam in May; we are learning, building relationships, and hopefully having fun in the process. Unfortunately for me, as seen on Facebook, some are having fun at my expense — which is cool.