Three Bexley High School faculty members have been selected by the College Board to serve as Advanced Placement (AP) exam readers this spring.

Three Bexley High School faculty members have been selected by the College Board to serve as Advanced Placement (AP) exam readers this spring.

English teachers Julie Horger and Eileen McMahon will travel to Louisville, Ky., June 6-16 to evaluate and score AP exams in their areas of expertise, while art specialist Mabi Ponce de Leon will participate in the Salt Lake City gathering of professionals.

Horger will read AP English Literature and Composition exams. Ponce de Leon serves as an AP reader for AP Art History. McMahon, who participated as a reader last year, will read the AP Language and Composition exams.

"This is something to celebrate," said Harley Williams, Bexley's principal of secondary schools, noting that BHS faculty members have participated in the process in the past, though not as many as three in one year.

AP has been part of the Bexley High School improvement plan since 2003. BHS was recently named to the College Board Honor Roll for its success in expanding access to AP courses while increasing the number of students who score well enough on the end-of-course AP exam to earn college credit. BHS currently offers 19 college level courses.

"The careful evaluation of students' work is one of the most important aspects of the AP Program," said Trevor Packer, senior vice president, AP and College Readiness. "The AP Program's acknowledged success is due to an evaluation and scoring process that reflects the high standards of faculty members who, by virtue of their experience and expertise, have the appropriate student performance expectations within their respective disciplines."

This year, some 1.9 million students from all parts of the world will take approximately 3.7 million AP exams in 23 subject areas. About 11,500 teachers and college faculty take part in the reading process annually.

Readers earn an honorarium and professional development credits. All of their travel expenses are reimbursed.