Advanced Placement (AP) Readers evaluate and score AP students’ free-responses, ensuring that high school students receive AP grades that accurately reflect college-level achievement in a specified discipline. Each year in June, high school teachers and college faculty from around the world gather across the United States to participate in locations onsite, as well as to score online from home. During the AP Reading, Readers will:
Exchange ideas and experiences, as well as build friendships with a network of high school teachers and college faculty.
Score exam responses from AP high school students, with opportunities to score exams online from home (some subjects).
Learn to apply a rubric consistently, which provides valuable knowledge for scoring their own students’ essays.
Get compensated for training and scoring. Expenses, meals and lodging are also covered for Readers who travel to a Reading site.
Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Reader positions are available based upon test-taker volumes. Submitting an application does not automatically constitute your employment as a Reader. ETS reserves the right to withdraw an invitation prior to the scheduled AP Reading session based upon business needs.
Note: If your application has been approved within the past six years, please do not reapply. All Readers must be able to work at the Reading for seven consecutive days.
All subjects have onsite Reading attendees, and some subjects additionally allow scoring from home during the Reading.
AP Reader eligibility requirements:
AP Readers from colleges and universities must be active faculty members and have taught at least one semester of a comparable AP course as described in the AP Course Description within the past three years*.
High School Teachers
AP Readers from secondary schools must currently teach the AP course in a face-to-face classroom setting and have completed at least two years’ experience teaching it unless:
the AP course is new then teachers must demonstrate comparable expertise and teaching experience*
the AP course is being offered as an online AP course taught in a virtual classroom then teachers must have at least two years’ experience in teaching the course in a face-to-face classroom setting.
*Note related to Computer Science Principles:
AP CSP high school teachers with all levels of experience may also apply
HS teachers with at least 2 years of experience teaching AP Computer Science A will be considered
All CSP applicants must specify which programming languages they have expertise in as part of the application process
*Note related to Seminar:
AP Seminar high school teachers with all levels of experience may also apply
HS teachers with at least 3 years of experience in courses specifically focused on critical thinking and communications will be considered
College faculty must be active faculty members and teach an interdisciplinary course, or an honors program or a course specifically focused on critical thinking. Faculty who have taught undergraduate seminar courses are also encouraged to apply.
*Note related to Research:
AP Research high school teachers with all levels of experience may also apply
HS teachers with at least three years of teaching experience in courses specifically focused on scholarly research will be considered
College faculty must be active faculty members and teach a course specifically focused on scholarly research skills and methods or one in which students undertake a research paper employing an explicit methodological approach. Faculty who provide undergraduate research opportunities and mentor students are also encouraged to apply.
Scoring outside of the United States is not permitted. All Readers participating in online scoring must perform their work within the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico. Readers must have the authorization to work for remuneration in the United States.
All applicants must submit a current resume and teaching syllabus. The syllabus must include the instructors name and contact information.
Your syllabus must contain elements that align with school/district guidelines. It is not required to be as detailed in its learning objectives, but it must have a regular schedule of assignments and assessments. Also, the syllabus is not required to be AP course audited.
For AP Art and Design Reader applicants It is recommended, but not mandatory, that you upload JPEG images of your artwork along with your syllabus and resume.
Technical Requirements for Readers Scoring Online from Home
The following minimum requirements are necessary in order to use the ETS Online Network for Evaluation (ONE):
PC (not Chromebook or tablet) with Windows XP or higher or MAC with Macintosh OSX operating system; current Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser.
Reliable internet connection
A phone line that can make and receive calls while you are connected to the internet
Call waiting or voicemail
A printer is also recommended
Temporary Work Authorization
No work visa sponsorship is available for this position. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States.
When hired into the AP pool of Readers, on a quarterly basis ETS will share information regarding you and your role at the AP Reading with College Board. This information will include your name, employee identification number, current AP Reading subject, last position held at the Reading, last Reading date, total number of years you have participated in the Readings in Reader and Leader roles, your institution name and address, your primary and secondary email addresses, and your teaching retirement date (if applicable for your subject). In addition, ETS may disclose your personal information to certain administrative or processing services, such as printing, mailing, and payment processing. ETS will not disclose your personal information to other third parties without your written consent, or compulsion of the process.
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