Professor named chief reader for international Advanced Placement Economics program
RELEASED: September 6, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—David Anderson, Paul G. Blazer Associate Professor of Economics, has been selected as the chief reader designate for the international Advanced Placement Economics program.
Anderson was chosen for this highly regarded position by the leaders of the College Board and the Educational Testing Service after working with the AP Economics program for 13 years as an exam reader, question writer and leader of the grading of overseas exams.
"I look forward to this as an opportunity to contribute to economic literacy at an international level and to represent the strong educational spirit of Kentucky," Anderson says.
Once Anderson is finished shadowing the current chief reader designate from July 2007 to June 2008, his five-year term will begin. In addition to overseeing 220 graders of the more than 100,000 AP Economics exams taken each year in the United States and overseas, he also will present advancements in economic theory and pedagogy to educators at national conferences and workshops and work with a committee to develop the AP Economics exams.
Anderson says it is very possible that the national AP Economics Exam Reading will come to Kentucky in the future. It currently is held in Lincoln, Neb.
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