Genesee Community College Professors Selected to Participate in Advanced Placement Program Reading

Genesee Community College professor of Biology, Maureen Leupold and assistant professor of History, Garth Swanson, were selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations this June.

Genesee Community College professor of Biology, Maureen Leupold and assistant professor of History, Garth Swanson, were selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations this June. Maureen traveled to Kansas City, MO to grade AP Biology exams from June 8-16, while Garth traveled to Kentucky from June 2-8 to grade AP History exams. This was Maureen’s first opportunity to be a part of the Reading, while Garth has now participated in the reading component four times.

Each year, the AP Program, which is sponsored by the College Board, gives more than 1.5 million capable high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations. Based on their exam performance, successful students can receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college.

More than 2.9 million examinations from more than 30 AP Courses were evaluated by over 10,000 AP readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, these educators come from the United States, Canada and abroad. In order to participate, college instructors must apply to the College Board and are then invited to participate. Instructors must be teaching a college-level course in the subject they are reading to qualify.

The AP Reading is a unique forum in which academic dialogue between high school and college educators is fostered and strongly encouraged. “The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, vice president of the Advanced Placement Program 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 Maureen and Garth.”

For more information please contact Maureen Leupold at 585-343-0055 x6394.

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