May 24th, 2012
LAKE WALES – For the second year in a row, Lake Wales High teacher Jenny Medlock has been invited to help evaluate Advanced Placement exams in English Literature.
Medlock is one of only two teachers from Polk County who will be joining a team of 1,200-plus college faculty and AP teachers to read, evaluate and score AP English Lit exams. She will be working June 8-16 in Louisville, KY.
In May 2012, more than 1.9 million students around the world took about 3.7 million AP exams in 23 different subject areas. In total, about 11,500 evaluators are needed to read and process all those AP exams, according to the College Board’s AP Program and Educational Testing Service.
Except for the Studio Art examination — which consists of a portfolio assessment — all exams contain multiple-choice and free-response questions (either essay or problem-solving) that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of rigorous, college-level coursework.
Medlock and other participants receive training on how to consistently evaluate and score the free-response answers.