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Local Educator Selected to Participate in AP Program Reading

Local Educator Selected to Participate in AP Program Reading

Mathematics and Physics Department, Alfred State College, was selected to participate in the annual Reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Examinations this June in Kansas City, MO. He will be reading the calculus exams for the eighth consecutive year.

Each year, the AP Program, which is sponsored by the College Board, gives more than 1.5 million capable high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations. Based on their exam performance, successful students can receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college.

More than 2.9 million examinations from more than 30 AP courses will be evaluated by over 10,000 AP Readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, these educators come from the United States, Canada, and abroad.

The AP Reading is a unique forum in which academic dialogue between high school and college educators is fostered and strongly encouraged.

“The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, vice president of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Dr. Packard.”

Packard, who joined the ASC faculty in 2003, holds a PhD in mathematics from Tulane University, a bachelor of science of education (BSE) in mathematics from Mansfield University, and a bachelor of science degree in music education from Mansfield State College. Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Packard taught at Kutztown University (PA) and the University of Arkansas, Monticello.