TROY professor selected to participate in Advanced Placement reading

Posted: Thursday, 12 June 2014

TROY - Greg Skaggs, associate professor of art at Troy University, has been selected to participate in the College Board's annual Advanced Placement reading.

Each June, Advanced Placement teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP exams. During the scoring sessions, more than 12,500 readers will evaluate more than 4.2 million AP exams.

"The reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers ad professors that the world has to offer," said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction at the College Board. "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 TROY's Greg Skaggs."

The Advanced Placement Program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both while still in high school. Through AP courses in 34 subjects, each culminating in an exam, students learn to analyze problems, construct solid arguments and see many sides of an issue, skills that prepare them for college and beyond. Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.