Become an Advanced Placement (AP) Reader


Join the 20,000+ teachers, teacher assistants, and professors who score millions of AP student exam responses every year.

If you are not currently an AP Reader, apply to become one today. You may be eligible to join the Reading pool if you have taught your AP subject, or a higher equivalent (college level), regardless of years of experience.

Why consider becoming an AP Reader? Our 2023 AP Reader survey shows:

  • The AP Reading experience leads to positive changes in the classroom ― 98% of high school AP teachers and college faculty who have participated in more than one AP Reading say that their participation has had a positive impact on their teaching.
  • AP Readers enjoy the experience ― 97% of AP Readers say they had a positive experience. AP teachers and college faculty enjoy working together and exchanging ideas and experiences.

Additionally, AP Readers can:

  • Earn Compensation Readers are paid $30 per hour for time spent training and scoring.
  • Earn professional development hours and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) ― Readers can earn CEUs based on hours worked.
  • Score student responses at a Reading site or score responses from home – Readers who score from home can work flexible hours during the Reading week.
  • Gain exposure to a broad set of student responses ― You will gain valuable insight into the quality and depth of student responses from a range of AP Exam takers, instead of being limited to student work from a single class or single school.

Depending on the AP Reader needs for each subject, we may select you to serve as an AP Reader in the first year that you apply, or you may be considered for future AP Readings.

Apply to become an AP Reader

AP Subjects

African American Studies

English Literature and Composition

Music Theory

Art and Design

Environmental Science


Art History

European History



French Language and Culture



German Language and Culture



Human Geography


Chinese Language and Culture

Italian Language and Culture

Spanish Language and Culture

Comparative Government and Politics

Japanese Language and Culture

Spanish Literature and Culture

Computer Science A



Computer Science Principles


United States Government and Politics

English Language and Composition


United States History

World History: Modern


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