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FHS Teacher Andres Participates in AP Reading and Scoring

Release Date: June 28, 2011

Ferndale High School Teacher Beth Andres was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board's Advanced Placement Examinations this June in Kansas City, Missouri. Andres read and scored calculus AP exams.

Andres has taught in the district since 1980. She currently teaches math and AP math at the high school level. Also, she is math department chairperson. She holds a National Board Teacher Certificate.

The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) gives more than 1.8 million capable high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations. Based on their exam performance, successful students can receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college.

This year, more than 3.2 million examinations from more than 30 AP courses were evaluated by over 10,000 AP readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, AP readers are made up of professional educators from the United States, Canada and abroad. The AP reading is 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 AP Program. "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 Beth Andres," Packer added.

For more information:
College Board, www.collegeboard.org
To apply to be an AP Reader visit http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/homepage/4137.html
Beth Andres, Ferndale High School Teacher, 360.383.9291
Aaron Kombol, Ferndale High School Principal, 383.9243
Tammy Bengen, Public Information Officer, 383.9207