Old – 2010 AP U.S. History Framework
New – 2014 APUSH AP U.S. History Framework
Without state push-back, this new APUSH Curriculum Framework will go into effect this fall (2014). Without state push-back, APUSH teachers may have to ignore their own state’s U.S. History standards if they hope to prepare their students for success on the new APUSH exam – which will NOT cover material outside the new Framework.
7.18.14 — “Texas Mom Testifies Against #APUSH” — Texas mom Marijane Smitherman has 4 children who have taken a total of 41 Advanced Placement (AP) classes. She testified at the Texas State Board of Education meeting against the new AP U. S. History course (i.e., APUSH).
Texas SBOE Meeting July 18th – Jeanine McGregor Expert Testimony to Reject APUSH
Texas Teacher Mary Bowen’s Testimony at the SBOE (State Board of Education) meeting.
7.30.14 — PODCAST – Women On the Wall Show with Alice Linahan – Hear details on AP U. S. History takeover by the federal government and push-back by concerned citizens – education bubble about to burst
LISTEN TO PODCAST OF NATIONAL AP U. S. HISTORY CONFERENCE CALL (8.4.14) – Jane Robbins, Larry Krieger, Ken Mercer hosted by Tanya Ditty, CWALAC of Georgia State Director and former AP U.S. History teacher.
Sign letter to College Board President David Coleman – Oppose AP U. S. History (APUSH)
- Georgia APUSH Resolution (Sample resolution that can be adapted for your state)
- Rebuttal to College Board Talking Points on the New AP U.S. History (APUSH) Framework and Exam
- The Redesigned College Board AP U.S. History Framework- 10 Key Questions and Answers- Larry Kreiger
- New AP United States History Course and Exam Description (College Board document)
- Old – 2010 AP U.S. History Framework (College Board Document)
- Analysis of the College Board AP U.S. History Framework (A Review of Advanced Placement Policy Documents by Larry Krieger)
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE COLLEGE BOARD:
Dr. Richard Middleton – Southwest Regional Director for The College Board — 866-392-3017 (Ext. 1808#)
Dr. David Coleman – President of The College Board — 888-225-5427 – Press #6 – talked to clerk who took my name and phone number – said she would escalate my call – to call me back from 5 to 7 days
1.5.05 — “Are We a Republic or a Democracy?” – by Walter Williams – WND
Link to FairTest.org — “More than 800 four-year colleges and universities do not use the SAT or ACT to admit substantial numbers of bachelor-degree applicants.”
7.13.14 – “The New AP U. S. History Exam – Deal or No Deal?” — by Jane Robbins, Larry Krieger – Breitbart
7.14.14 – “To Georgia and States Across America: from Jane Robbins of American Principles Project”
7.12.14 – “Common Core David Coleman’s Next Deception: The New AP U. S. History Exam” — by Dr. Susan Berry
7.11.14 — “Texans, Stop AP U. S. History Tests from Being Implemented – Illegal in Texas”
by Donna Garner
7.10.14 – “New War Over High School U.S. History” – by Stanley Kurtz – National Review
7.7.14 –“Dinesh D’Souza’s America and Our Schools” – by Stanley Kurtz – National Review
6.24.14 — “David Coleman Attacks Students’ Love of America” — by Donna Garner
6.22.14 – “Urgent: AP US History Framework Tied to Common Core – Illegal in Texas” – by Donna Garner
7.30.14 – “Dr. Duke Pesta Exposes Common Core”
2.10.14 – Video — “Story-Killers: How the Common Core Destroys Minds and Souls” — by Terrence O. Moore
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Why would teachers have to ignore the state standards? From my discussion with teachers, all of them teach the TEKS in their APUSH course. From reading the U.S. History Curriculum Framework, it sounds like students will be able to use all kinds of people/places/events from the TEKS to answer the questions on the exam. Also, is there a common core for social studies? I cannot seem to find one.
Thank you for your question.
Please read Merrill Hope’s article. She makes a very important point. It is all about the Framework and Assessment! What will be tested is what will be taught.
“The operative word is “framework” and its purpose is to identify and use high quality informational texts and narrative nonfiction to meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) while also sharing essential historical knowledge drawn from the very best state history and civics standards around the country.”
No Common Core Social Studies or American History, just a lot of frameworks.
Mercer wants the College Board to pause APUSH implementation. In the meantime, he is working with colleague Marty Rowley (R-Amarillo) to require that all AP teachers must follow the TEKS.
However, it is a paradoxical battle because the APUSH document says that teachers have “flexibility to go beyond the framework” as is illustrated in the document by “gray boxes,” Mercer told Breitbart Texas. He added that APUSH states explicitly, in writing, that students will not be held accountable or tested on anything in the gray boxes,” he added. The gray boxes are the framework’s flexibility.
Page 10 of the College Board’s 142 page APUSH document emphatically states: “Beginning with the May 2015 AP U.S. History Exams, no AP U.S. History Exam questions will require students to know historical content that falls outside this concept outline.” This means teach to the test.”