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UNI professor selected to participate in Advanced Placement reading program

July 8, 2003

John W. Johnson, UNI professor of history, (319) 273-2097
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- John W. Johnson, University of Northern Iowa professor of history, participated last month in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board's APï¾® Examinations in United States History. This is the 13th year Johnson has been selected to serve as a reader.

Around 1.7 million examinations in 19 disciplines were evaluated by more than 6,000 readers from high schools and universities in the United States and around the world. According to the College Board APï¾® Program, these men and women are some of the best high school and college educators in the United States, Canada, and abroad.

'The APï¾® Reading is one of the few settings in which academic dialogue between school and college educators is fostered and strongly encouraged,' said Lee Jones, vice president for K-12 development and operations 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 Professor Johnson.'