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Why Become an AP Reader

Gain an in-depth understanding of the AP Exam so you can better assess your own students’ work. 

In a survey, over 97% of returning High School AP Readers and over 71% of returning Higher Ed AP Readers said that they made changes to the way they teach or score work because of their experience at the AP Reading. 

 


Join 18,000+ Educators

Exchange ideas and experiences with a global network of teachers, faculty, and AP Development Committee members.


Earn CEU Credits

Earn professional development hours and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


Score from Home

For the 2020 AP Reading, all scoring will be done online because of the coronavirus (covid-19) crisis. 


Get Compensated

All Readers receive compensation for their work during the Reading. Expenses, lodging, and meals are covered for Readers who travel.

Readers speak: 97% of surveyed educators who took part in the AP Reading say it was a positive experience.

 

How to Apply

Complete the application to become an AP Reader. Applications are accepted year-round, but spots are limited. Invitations are sent January through May. Check out FAQs for more information.

Apply today

Who can be an AP Reader?

College Faculty

AP Readers from colleges and universities must be active faculty members and have taught at least one semester of a comparable AP course — as described in the AP Course Description — within the past three years.

High School Teachers

Must currently teach the AP course in a classroom and have at least two years of experience doing so. Two exceptions apply: Teachers of a new AP course who demonstrate appropriate expertise or online AP course teachers who also have experience teaching the course in a classroom for at least two years.

 

Dates


2020 AP At-Home Reading Event Schedule

The AP Reading has traditionally been an on-site event (with some opportunities for online scoring in certain subjects). However, for the 2020 AP Reading, all AP scoring will be done online because of the coronavirus crisis. 

AP Subject 2020 Dates

Art History

June 13–19

Biology

June 15–21

Calculus

June 13–19

Chemistry

June 19–25

Chinese Language and Culture

June 15–21

Comparative Government and Politics

June 16–22

Computer Science A

June 19–25

Computer Science Principles

June 9–15

English Language and Composition

June 19–25

English Literature and Composition

June 12–18

Environmental Science

June 18–24

European History

June 14–20

French Language and Culture

June 16–22

German Language and Culture

June 15–21

Human Geography

June 11–17

Italian Language and Culture

June 16–22

Japanese Language and Culture

June 13–19

Latin

June 11–17

Macroeconomics

June 18–24

Microeconomics

June 15–21

Music Theory

June 15–21

Physics

June 12–18

Psychology

June 14–20

Research

June 7–13

Seminar

June 7–13

Spanish Language and Culture

June 19–25

Spanish Literature and Culture

June 12–18

Statistics

June 18–24

Art and Design

June 6–12

United States Government and Politics

June 11–17

United States History

June 13–19

World History: Modern

June 17–23

We’re especially interested in Readers in these subjects:

  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Geography
  • Research
  • Seminar
  • Spanish Literature and Culture
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • U.S. History
  • World History: Modern

Please note: Schedule is subject to change. Online Readers will score from home or office during the scheduled dates noted above.