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SFCC Professor Chosen to Grade Advanced Placement Examinations

Submitted by on July 2, 2010 – 10:04 amNo Comment

SFCC Art Professor Cathy Futral recently participated in the annual reading and scoring of the College Boards’ Advanced Placement Examinations in studio art in Cincinnati, Ohio. Each year, the AP Program gives more than 1.5 million 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 2.9 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, these educators come from the United States, Canada, and abroad. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which 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 Parker, vice president of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board.  “It fosters professionalism, allows or the exchange of ideas, and strengthens their commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Cathy Futral.”

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