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*.
High School Teachers
AP Readers from secondary schools must currently teach the AP course in a face-to-face classroom setting 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*
- the AP course is being offered as an online AP course taught in a virtual classroom — then teachers must have at least two years' experience in teaching the course in a face-to-face classroom setting.
*Note related to Computer Science Principles:
- AP CSP high school teachers with all levels of experience may also apply
- HS teachers with at least 2 years of experience teaching AP Computer Science A will be considered
- All CSP applicants must specify which programming languages they have expertise in as part of the application process
*Note related to Seminar:
- AP Seminar high school teachers with all levels of experience may also apply
- HS teachers with at least 3 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:
- AP Research high school teachers with all levels of experience may also apply
- HS teachers 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.
- 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.
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 is also recommended
Temporary Work Authorization
Persons who are not legally authorized to work in the United States may be eligible for temporary work authorization in an H-1B visa classification for "specialty occupations." For persons selected to receive an invitation to serve as a Reader, ETS may attempt to obtain H-1B work authorization. H-1B visas are employer-specific. In other words, you may not work for ETS with an H-1B Visa obtained for you by another U.S. employer. If you are currently working in the U.S. within an H-1B status obtained by another U.S. employer, ETS must obtain approval of a separate H-1B petition on your behalf in order for you to work for ETS. In addition, we must explore whether persons who are in the U.S. in another visa status can in fact obtain H-1B status with ETS' sponsorship without jeopardizing their current immigration status.
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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