We appreciate staff members like Mrs. Heitz who understand that learning never stops and are always looking for ways to make their classroom experience the very best.
Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. This year the event is held in Salt Lake City.
In addition to scoring the exams, these AP Readers are allowed to:
- Exchange ideas with faculty, teachers, & AP Development Committee members
- Establish friendships within a worldwide network of faculty members
- Become familiar with AP scoring standards, which provide valuable knowledge for scoring their own students' essays
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“The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Mrs. Heitz.”
The Advanced Placement Program® enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both – while still in high school. Through AP courses in 36 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to analyze complex problems, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue – skills that prepare them for college and beyond. Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.