Professors and Statisticians Needed for the AP Statistics Program

Christine Franklin, University of Georgia

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 2007)


Are you interested in earning some extra money and meeting new teachers with a passion for statistics? If so, consider becoming an AP Statistics Reader. Expenses (travel, lodging, and meals) are paid by the Educational Testing Service, and you will receive a stipend for your work. To complete an online application form, point your browser to http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/teachers/opportunities/4137.html.

Previous readers have said:

The 2008 Reading will be held from June 5-11 in Louisville, KY. Each new reader will be paired with an experienced reader, and we will not assume that you have previous experience using holistic scoring. A holistic approach, rather than an analytical approach, is used to grade the free response questions because we have discovered over the years that the holistic approach works very well for problems with multiple correct approaches where strong emphasis is placed on interpretation and communication. At the 2007 reading, we graded approximately 100,000 exams. In 2008, we are predicting approximately 110,000. Your help is very much needed!

The social committee organizes a variety of voluntary activities that have included participation in numerous sporting events, playing cards and board games, shopping, tossing pigs, watching movies, visiting local attractions such as the Louisville Slugger Museum and Fourth Street Live, attending minor league baseball games, sharing best practices from your classroom, and relaxing in the social lounge. We also have a professional night where a prominent individual in statistics addresses the group. In 2008, Dan Teague, outstanding AP Statistics teacher at the NC School for Science and Mathematics and newly elected Vice-President of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) has agreed to join us.

If you have any questions, contact Chris Franklin at chris@stat.uga.edu for more information.


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