Race and Gender Issues on the AP United States History Examination

Venkateswaran, Uma
August 2004
History Teacher;Aug2004, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p501
Academic Journal
This article presents information on race and gender issues on the Advanced Placement United States History Examination. Over the past two decades, people have made remarkable strides in examining, documenting, and incorporating race and gender issues in U.S. history courses, but it is time to take a look at the ways in which these curricular and pedagogical changes have impacted the Advanced Placement United States History Examination. Here teachers and scholars will focus on three interrelated issues: first, the inclusion of race and gender questions on the examination; second, the steps taken to ensure that the exam is fair to all candidates; and finally, the performance of women and minority students on the examination.


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