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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

SubjectHigher Ed. Applicants PrioritizedOnline Scoring from Home Available
Art History    
Calculus X  
Chemistry X  
Chinese Language and Culture    
Comparative Government and Politics    
Computer Science A    
Computer Science Principles   X
English Language and Composition X  
English Literature and Composition X  
Environmental Science    
European History X X
French Language and Culture   X
German Language and Culture X  
Human Geography    
Italian Language and Culture X  
Japanese Language and Culture X  
Latin X  
Music Theory X
Physics X
Psychology X  
Research (AP Capstone)   X
Seminar (AP Capstone)   X
Spanish Language and Culture   X
Spanish Literature and Culture    
Studio Art X  
U.S. Government and Politics    
U.S. History   X
World History   X

1. Subjects where HE applicants are prioritized will still process applications from High School (HS) teachers. HS teachers applying to these subjects are less likely to be invited to the Reading in the year that they apply.

2. Readers in subjects that offer both onsite and online scoring opportunities will be surveyed on a yearly basis so that they can provide up-to-date scoring location availability. A Reader's scoring location preference is not guaranteed to be accommodated.

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