AP Reader eligibility requirements:
AP Readers from colleges and universities must be active faculty members and have taught at least one semester of a comparable AP course — as described in the AP Course Description — within the past three years*.
Graduate students and part-time or adjunct faculty may be considered for appointment, as long as they have taught at least one semester of the equivalent course within the past three years. There are no degree requirements.
High School Teachers
AP Readers from secondary schools must be course authorized and currently teaching the AP course and have completed at least two years' experience teaching it — unless:
- the AP course is new — then teachers must demonstrate comparable expertise and teaching experience*
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.
Scoring outside of the United States is not permitted. All Readers participating in online scoring must perform their work within the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico. Readers must have the authorization to work for remuneration in the United States.
*Note related to Computer Science Principles:
- All CSP applicants must specify which programming languages they have expertise in as part of the application process.
*Note related to Seminar:
- All AP Seminar high school teachers may apply regardless of years of experience.
- HS teachers who are not teaching AP Seminar with at least three years of experience in courses specifically focused on critical thinking and communications will be considered.
- College faculty must be active faculty members and teach an interdisciplinary course, or an honors program, or a course specifically focused on critical thinking. Faculty who have taught undergraduate seminar courses are also encouraged to apply.
*Note related to Research:
- All AP Research high school teachers may apply regardless of years of experience.
- HS teachers who are not teaching AP Research with at least three years of teaching experience in courses specifically focused on scholarly research will be considered.
- College faculty must be active faculty members and teach a course specifically focused on scholarly research skills and methods or one in which students undertake a research paper employing an explicit methodological approach. Faculty who provide undergraduate research opportunities and mentor students are also encouraged to apply.
All applicants must submit a current resume and teaching syllabus. The syllabus must include the instructor’s name and contact information.
Your syllabus must contain elements that align with school/district guidelines. It is not required to be as detailed in its learning objectives, but it must have a regular schedule of assignments and assessments. Also, the syllabus is not required to be AP course audited.
For AP Art and Design Reader applicants – It is recommended, but not mandatory, that you upload JPEG images of your artwork along with your syllabus and resume.
Technical Requirements for Readers Scoring Online from Home
The following minimum requirements are necessary in order to use the ETS Online Network for Evaluation (ONE):
- PC (not Chromebook or tablet) with Windows XP or higher or MAC with Macintosh OSX operating system; current Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browser.
- Reliable internet connection
- A phone line that can make and receive calls while you are connected to the internet
- Call waiting or voicemail
- A printer (recommended)
Temporary Work Authorization
Limited work visa sponsorships are available for this position. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States.
When hired into the AP pool of Readers, on a quarterly basis ETS will share information regarding you and your role at the AP Reading with College Board. This information will include your name, employee identification number, current AP Reading subject, last position held at the Reading, last Reading date, total number of years you have participated in the Readings in Reader and Leader roles, your institution name and address, your primary and secondary email addresses, and your teaching retirement date (if applicable for your subject). In addition, ETS may disclose your personal information to certain administrative or processing services, such as printing, mailing, and payment processing. ETS will not disclose your personal information to other third parties without your written consent, or compulsion of the process.
For additional information, e-mail APReader@ets.org or visit Frequently Asked Questions
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