Q & A with an AP Calculus Question Leader

It is impossible to describe what I do here -- but I can tell you what I don't do.

It is impossible to describe what I do here — but I can tell you what I don’t do.

The AP Calculus Reading goes for 7 consecutive days, with leaders working as many as 5 days on site prior to the reading.
It is impossible to describe what I do at the reading, but it is really easy to answer questions about what is and what is not in my purview (especially because I have answered these questions at least 100 times each).

Q: Do you write the problem?
A: No.
Q: Do you pick which problem you get to be the QL for?
A: No.
Q: Do you write the answer key?
A: No.
Q: Do you make the point allocation?
A: No.
Q: Do you get to make changes to the scoring standard?
A: No.
Q: When you finish your briefing, are you finished with your work for the week?
A: No.
Q: Do your students all make fives?
A: No.
Q: Do you work for the College Board year round?
A: No.
Q: Do you teach with a light saber normally?
A: Always.
Q: Yoda ears?
A: Sometimes.
Q: Tiara?
A: Never.

When I have some time, I will work on a post which describes what readers, table leaders and question leaders do at an AP Calculus Reading.

Until then… I have some reports to finish.

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