Sharokh Abedi of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was selected for the College Board’s Annual Advanced Placement Reading in Calculus for the 10th year.

Abedi is an assistant professor in the UAPB Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

AP teachers and college faculty from around the world gather in June in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams, according to a news release.

“AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the world’s leading academic institutions. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between educators is both fostered and encouraged,” according to the release.

Trevor Packer is senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board.

“The reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” Packer said in the release. “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 Mr. Abedi.”

The Advanced Placement Program enables academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both while in high school, according to the release.

“Through AP courses in 38 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to analyze complex problems, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue – skills that prepare them for college and beyond. Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students,” according to the release.