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Changes to AP Exam Fee Subsidies for Low Income Students

For the past few decades, federal funding subsidized the cost of Advanced Placement exams for low-income students.  The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) may change the amount of the funding available and the distribution process. ESSA reauthorizes the 50 year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and aggregates various federal programs under one umbrella.  The “Advanced […]

College Board Increases 2016 AP Exam Fee

The 2016 “suggested” (some schools charge more to cover costs) AP Exam Fee will be $92.00, a $1.00 increase from the 2015 AP Exam Fee.  The fee increase was disclosed to attendees at the AP coordinator pre-conference workshops, where they were provided resources, one of which was the fee schedule pictured below: In 2015, the fee […]

@AP_Trevor Tweets Regarding AP Score Access – July 5 – July 7

The following is a compilation of tweets from @AP_Trevor, head of AP for the College Board.  These tweets are related to online score access and are very helpful for any student having issues.  We have removed several responses to individuals that were repeats in order to make this compilation easier to read through. Tweets from […]

2013 AP Exam Scores Available Beginning July 5th

Access to AP* scores for the 2013 exams begins Friday, July 5th.  First students can access their scores, then teachers and finally AP Coordinators and Administrators.  The access schedule is as follows: July 5-7 – Early access for Students.  Depends on location.  See www.APScore.org. July 8 – Access for all Students regardless of location July 10-11 […]

Washington Post Publishes Annual National School Rankings

The Washington Post recently published its National School Rankings based on the Challenge Index that Jay Matthews developed in 1998.  Schools are ranked by taking the number of Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate exams administered at school divided by the number or graduating seniors.  Newsweek releases similar rankings using pretty much the same formula. Every year, there […]