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).
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.
Advanced Placement (AP) Program
|Subject||Online Scoring from Home Available||High-Need Subject|
|Art and Design||included|
|Art History||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|
|Music Theory||included||not included|
|Spanish Language and Culture||included||not included|
|Spanish Literature and Culture||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.