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Gibbens Selected Again for AP Test Reading

7/16/2013

Jerry Gibbens, chair of the English department at Williams Baptist College, has once again been selected by the College Board for the annual reading and scoring of its Advanced Placement Examinations.  Gibbens evaluates tests in English literature.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program has readers made up of professional educators from the United States, Canada and around the world.  The College Board terms the AP reading as a unique forum in which an 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 Professor Gibbens."

The AP Program allows willing and academically prepared high school students to take college-level courses and examinations.  Students who ar­e successful at the exams can receive college credit, advanced placement or both when they enter college.  More than 3.7 million AP Exams were submitted in 2012.

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