Two Phoenix Union mathematics teachers have been selected to be Advanced Placement (AP) readers this year.
Thousands of teachers from across the nation apply for this every year and only a few are selected.
John Doherty from North will be an AP reader for Statistics for his third year. Sunghwan Byun from Metro Tech was just selected for AP Calculus and this will be his first year.
Each June, college faculty and AP teachers from around the world gather for the annual AP Reading.
Led by a Chief Reader, a college professor responsible for ensuring that AP scoring reflects college-level achievement, AP Readers evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams.
In addition to scoring the exams, being an AP Reader gives one a chance to exchange ideas with faculty, teachers and AP Development Committee members and become familiar with AP scoring standards, which provide valuable knowledge for scoring your own students’ essays.