AP Annual Conference Submission
In Advanced Placement classes students are taught not only to consume information and facts but to process that information and demonstrate understanding through FRQs. In an ideal world we would offer more FRQs, with more immediate feedback. The reality of our classrooms however, creates natural limitations on time for FRQs and the speed with which we can return those results. In a pilot project in the spring of 2018 at Harriton HS students attempted to shift this paradigm. Through the application of advanced AI in the AP classroom 22 students wrote responses to a FRQ on the five traits of personality. Each student received immediate scores and feedback from the AI system. Scores were reviewed by faculty and students shared their perceptions of the AI. Results were compared to performance of a cohort of college students in freshman psychology classes. We will discuss these results and the potential for using AI to overcome the limitations inherent in most classrooms.