Moss selected as Chief Reader for Advanced Placement Latin Reading

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Dr. Jennifer Sheridan MossDr. Jennifer Sheridan Moss of the department of classical and modern languages, literature and culture has been selected as the next AP Latin Chief Reader, responsible for overseeing the scoring of over 6,000 AP Latin exams at the annual AP Reading.  Professor Moss will begin serving her 4 year term as Chief Reader in July 2019.  

Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. As Chief Reader for AP Latin, professor Moss will oversee more than 30 AP Readers as they score student free responses, ensuring that students receive fair and valid scores.  Additionally, as Chief Reader, professor Moss will serve in a leadership capacity on her subject’s Development Committee, where new tasks and questions are developed for future exams.  

AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the world’s leading academic institutions. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between educators is both fostered and encouraged. “The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction 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. Moss.”  Professor Moss is 1 of 32 Chief Readers, who are responsible for overseeing scoring activities for over 17,000 AP Readers across 38 different subjects.  Chief Readers are college faculty and considered experts in their field.

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both – while still in high school.  Through AP courses in 38 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to analyze complex problems, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue – skills that prepare them for college and beyond. In 2018, over 2.8 million students took over 5 million AP exams. Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.

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