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Stockton Associate Professor Selected to Score Advanced Placement Exams


Dr. Nancy Ashton Participated in Advanced Placement Program Reading


For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Contact:   Tim Kelly

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950


                  Jessica Hudson

                  (609) 652-4524


GALLOWAY TWP., NJ – Stockton Associate Professor of Psychology, Dr. Nancy Ashton was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s AP® Examinations in psychology this past June.


Each year the AP Program, sponsored by the College Board, gives more than one million 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.


Approximately 2.3 million examinations in 20 disciplines were evaluated by over 8,000 readers from universities and high schools.  Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world , these men and women are some of the best high school and college educators in the United States, Canada, and abroad.


The AP Reading is a unique forum in which academic dialogue between secondary 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 Packer, Executive Director of the Advanced Placement Program 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 Nancy Ashton.”


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