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June 13, 2008

Unter selected to participate in advanced placement program

ULM’s Dr. Kevin Unter, assistant professor of political science, was recently selected to participate in the annual Reading and scoring of the College Board’s AP Examinations this June in the subject of U.S. Government.

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 2.8 million examinations in 22 disciplines are evaluated by over 10,000 Readers – men and women regarded as some of the best college and high school educators in the United States, Canada, and abroad. This year, one of those educators is Unter.

The AP Reading is a unique forum in which academic dialogue between secondary school and college educators is fostered and strongly encouraged. Trevor Packer, executive director of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board, reiterated that the program draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors in the world. “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. Kevin Unter.”

More about the College Board:

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,400 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).

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