College of Education Instructor Reads for College Board’s Advanced Placement Program
AP Readers testify that the annual AP Reading offers a rare and enriching professional development experience by providing them with the opportunity to develop teaching approaches and ideas through close interactions with a diverse group of professional colleagues. Dr. Linda Kennedy, College of Education faculty, concurs.
In the three Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art Portfolio Examinations, Dr. Kennedy and her group of 120 readers from around the world evaluated over 41,000 Portfolio Exams for the Educational Testing and the College Board from June 11-19, 2011, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In order to prepare for this service Dr. Kennedy and the 11,000 other college faculty and AP teachers from around the world who prepare to read 11 million free-response answers must do the following:
- Receive training in consistent application of the scoring standards, and use those standards to score student responses;
- Interact with members of the AP Development Committee responsible for revising the AP Course Descriptions and developing the exam, giving and receiving information about the current state of teaching and learning in the discipline;
- Discuss achievement, assessment and teaching strategies with college faculty and AP teachers;
- Develop a network of professionals in their discipline that will last a lifetime; and
- Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Dr. Kennedy says, “It was again, an honor to serve the College Board and the Educational Testing Service as well as high school AP Students and their teachers as well as to work with other college/university/art school/ public and private school teachers from around the world."
Thanks to Dr. Kennedy for service to the College Board's Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and the Educational Testing Service. When College of Education faculty network with other professionals, positive developments often take place.