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AP® Scoring Opportunities

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).
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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.

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Advanced Placement (AP) Program

SubjectOnline Scoring from Home AvailableHigh-Need Subject
Art and Design included
Art History included not included
Biology included not included
Calculus included not included
Chemistry included not included
Chinese Language and Culture included not included
Comparative Government and Politics included not included
Computer Science A included not included
Computer Science Principles included not included
English Language and Composition included not included
English Literature and Composition included not included
Environmental Science included not included
European History included not included
French Language and Culture included not included
German Language and Culture included not included
Human Geography included not included
Italian Language and Culture included not included
Japanese Language and Culture included not included
Latin included not included
Macroeconomics included not included
Microeconomics included not included
Music Theory included not included
Physics included not included
Psychology included not included
Research included not included
Seminar included not included
Spanish Language and Culture included not included
Spanish Literature and Culture included not included
Statistics included not included
U.S. Government and Politics included not included
U.S. History included not included
World History: Modern included not included
  • Qualified applicants in subjects with a high need for Readers have a greater likelihood of being invited to the Reading in the year they apply.
  • It is not unusual to be invited to the Reading in one year and not the next, especially in subjects where the Reader pool is deep. New Readers in subjects with deep Reader pools may have to wait several years before receiving an invitation to the Reading.