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Armuchee High teacher selected to score AP Exams
Posted on 01/22/2009
Leigha Burnham, a teacher at Armuchee High School, has been selected by the College Board to be an evaluator of AP Exams this summer. Each June, college faculty and AP teachers from around the world gather for the annual AP Reading. Mrs. Burnham will join other teachers from across the country to ensure that AP scoring reflects college-level achievement. AP Readers evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. More than 10,000 teachers and college faculty members participated in the 2008 Reading. 

Secondary school Readers selected must currently teach the AP course in a face-to-face classroom setting and have at least three years of experience teaching the course the Reader is to score. Mrs. Burnham teaches AP English/language arts at Armuchee High School. Burnham was also honored as the 2007 Floyd County Schools Teacher of the Year.

Participants in the AP Reading will:
  • Receive training in consistent application of AP scoring standards 
  • Interact with members of the AP Development Committee responsible for developing the exam 
  • Discuss achievement, assessment and teaching strategies with college faculty 
  • Develop a network of professionals in their discipline 
  • Earn Continuing Education Units 
The College Board projects that more than 1.5 million AP students will take approximately 2.9 million AP Examinations in 22 subject areas in May 2009. According to the College Board website, the College Board selects teachers for their experience and expertise in their respective disciplines.