Skip to comments.Low-Income Students Won't Have to Pay for A.P. Exams
Posted on 04/01/2012 12:57:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The citys Department of Education says it has found money to pay for the Advanced Placement exams this spring for low-income students, despite a cut in the federal subsidy for the exams.
The Education Department will use $462,000 in its budget to cover the cost of the exams.
We made it a priority to identify funding so that all of our students have the opportunity to take their A.P. exams, said a department spokeswoman, Barbara Morgan.
The city alerted principals about the financing availability this week. Last month, it warned that the financing was in jeopardy for low-income students after the College Board, which sponsors the exams, announced that a federal subsidy for the exams was cut to $26.95 million from $43 million.
The money is allocated to states to help financially needy students take the college-level exams at the completion of Advanced Placement courses.
Ms. Morgan said the city found a way to cover the $15 exam fee for up to three exams per low-income student, and the $53 exam fee for any additional A.P. exams that students take beyond the first three. In addition, she said the department secured a fee waiver from the College Board for A.P. exams ordered but not taken by these eligible students.
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In Detroit, every single student was given a lap top under the stimulus bill, plus a few big computers for the schools and administrators.
Wow. That sure didn’t happen around here...
No, it was a special treat for Detroit, where they have about a 25% graduation rate.
Has the ‘refurbished and used’ computer market been saturated with them yet?
I meant you said pretty much what I was going to post.
I was poor in high school. I got a job and paid for my AP exams. Seems like they were more than $15 in 1976.
IOW they will federalize all exam taking in order to politically adjust the standards.
So if you pay for the exam then you fall out of the extra quota points.
That’s a good way to frame it.
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