Matthew Sckalor, Advanced Placement (AP) physics teacher at South High School, was appointed an assistant chief reader for AP physics exams and a member of the AP Physics 1 Development Committee.
Sckalor has been part of the scoring of AP physics exams since 2003. He previously held AP scoring positions of table leader, question leader and exam leader. The position of assistant chief reader was created for his responsibilities in assisting the chief reader. As such, he manages over 300 physics teachers worldwide. He explained that he is responsible for “ensuring the quality and consistency of grading over 250,000 AP physics exams taken around the globe.” He oversees logistics and statistics during the reading and ensures that the task gets done within the seven-day limit.
Sckalor, who has also written questions for the four AP physics exams, is a recently appointed member of the AP Physics 1 Development Committee. This is a one-year appointment subject to renewal for up to three additional years. The committee is made up of seven college and high school faculty members. They construct and write the curriculum and exams. He is also the College Board Advisor for the Development Committee, a liaison position between the College Board and the international AP physics community. The College Board is a nonprofit organization that oversees the AP Program and SAT exams.