Rodney Hill, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Radio, Television, Film, was selected as a reader to help score the College Board’s annual Advanced Placement exam in English this summer.
He will join AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world later this month in Kansas, where they will evaluate the free-response sections of the AP exams, which can allow academically strong students to earn college credit while still in high school.
This is Prof. Hill’s sixth year as a reader for the AP exams in English. “They look for college professors and high school teachers who teach related subject matter,” he said. “Film studies is often compared to literary studies because so many of our courses involve analytical writing.”
“It’s also a great opportunity to meet with a stimulating group of educators and experience other U.S. cities,” he added.
During the 2015 scoring sessions, more than 13,500 AP readers will evaluate 4.5 million AP exams in 36 subjects.