The Pennington School World Languages Department will be represented at four different Advanced Placement language examination readings this summer. Although a number of the School's AP teachers in various disciplines have served as readers, members of the department believe that this year will be the first time that teachers of all four AP language courses offered at Pennington have served during the same year. Readers help to grade the writing and listening portions of the exams by applying detailed scoring guidelines. Doing so, in turn, helps them when teaching their students.
Department chair Lida Castro (Spanish) is a veteran, as is Peter Chase (German) with this year being their eighth as readers. Wendy Morris (Latin) will be a reader for the second time, and Patricia Zema (French) is a first-timer. The Spanish, German, and French exams will be read in Cincinnati, OH, June 12-18, and Latin will be in Louisville, KY, June 10-16.
The College Board also offers professional evenings including an information session on upcoming exam changes, a professional development night in the specific language, and, for French, Spanish, and German, an idea exahnge fair for those three languages.