ACU professor selected to participate in advance placement reading

For immediate release
June 24, 1999

Dr. Nancy Shankle, professor of English, was selected to participate this June in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board's Advanced Placement Examinations in English Language at Trinity University in San Antonio.

Each year the AP Program, sponsored by the College Board, gives many capable high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations and, based on their exam performance, to receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college.

More than 1.1 million examinations in 18 disciplines were evaluated by over 4,200 faculty consultants from high schools and universities across North America. Drawn from various ethnic groups and from every state, these men and women are some of the best high school and college educators in the United States and Canada. They represent some of the finest academic institutions in North America.

The AP Reading is one of the few settings 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 America has to offer, " said Dr. Wade Curry, AP Program Director 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. Shankle."


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