- Trains the teacher in how to grade a free response question (FRQ) so they can train their students in how to write one effectively.
- Trains the teacher to be able to grade more efficiently and quickly. This is important as it will mean you can give more FRQs to your students during the school year and grade them to give back the next class period.
- It is an incredible in-service for teachers. Yes you get to see how to grade several FRQs, but you also learn the process of how they are created and best of all you gain a network of highly motivated teachers that you will collaborate with during the school year.
- The College Board pays your flight, food, hotel and gives you an honorarium of about $1600.
Who gets accepted depends on the subject. I have seen teachers be accepted in their first year of teaching the AP subject and others have to wait four to six years. The bottom line is that if you are interested, you should go here and apply.