In new position, Sheldon helps write the AP exams and then organizes the grading and grade-setting for the exam.
Peter Sheldon, a Randolph College physics professor, has helped grade Advanced Placement (AP) physics exams for years. Recently, he was named as chief reader designate for the exam. This means he will train to become the chief reader within one year.
The chief reader for an AP subject sits on the Development Committee that writes the exam, and is then responsible for organizing and running the grading and grade-setting for the exam.
In physics, there are about 150,000 exams graded by 130 college and high school teachers. Previously the chief reader associate, Sheldon helped the chief reader with the quickly increasing number of versions of AP physics exams.