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A Day with an AP Biology Reader

For new and experienced AP Biology teachers, this workshop provides a behind-the-scenes look at the AP Reading, during which AP free-response questions are read by more than 11,000 college faculty and AP teachers. In this workshop, you will learn about the mechanics of the scoring process, the roles of the various contributors, and the steps to ensure consistent grading. You will engage in an AP Reading–style training by applying a rubric based on a current free-response question and then participate in a mock reading using the rubric.

Length: 1 day

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Reader, Question Leader, and Table Leader in the AP Reading.
  • Develop strategies for the consistent application of rubrics.
  • Consistently apply rubrics for free-response questions and similar classroom tasks.
  • Apply strategies to prepare students for the free-response portion of the AP Exam.

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