Professors and Statisticians Needed for the AP Statistics Program

Christine Franklin

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 13, Number 2 (Fall 2008)

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

Previous readers have said:

The 2009 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 2008 reading, we graded approximately 110,000 exams. In 2009, we are predicting approximately 120,000+. 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, 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 2009, Tom Moore, Professor at Grinnell College and longtime advocate in the arena of statistics education, has agreed to join us.

If you have any questions, contact Christine Franklin, the Chief Reader, at for more information.

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