Tuesday, July 2, 2013

SBU professor selected as Advanced Placement reader

Southwest Baptist University News Release
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SBU professor selected as Advanced Placement reader

BOLIVAR, Mo.Dr. Shelley Kilpatrick, associate professor of psychology at Southwest Baptist University, was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in Statistics. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP exams.

AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the top academic institutions in the world. “The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP and College Readiness 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 Dr. Kilpatrick.”

The AP program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school, with the opportunity to earn college credit. SBU offers college credit for proficient scores in 30 AP exam subjects. Research indicates that students who score well on the AP exams typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.

In 2012, more than 11,000 AP readers evaluated more than 3.7 million AP exams.

For more information about Advanced Placement credit at SBU, please contact the Admissions Office at 417.328.1810.

Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. At SBU, the faculty and staff create a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. For more information, visit www.SBUniv.edu.