Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP)

Published: 5/7/2018 12:01 PM
The Advanced Placement (AP*) Program is governed by the College Board. There are over 30 college-level courses available, most of which are offered in our local Kentucky high schools. Students take an end-of course exam and, based on their numerical score, may be awarded college credit for the course.

*Advanced Placement, AP and Pre-AP are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board

 
KDE to Cover 2017-2018 AP Exams Fees for Students Eligible for F/R meals!
Commissioner Pruitt sent an email to schools and districts on Friday, February 2, 2018 announcing that for the 2017-18 school year only,​ KDE has been able to set aside funds to pay for AP exams taken by students who qualify for F/R meals. In other words, the remaining balance of $53 will not be paid by the student, school or district. This amount will be paid by KDE in the hope that schools will continue to provide Kentucky's low-income students with the opportunity to take rigorous AP courses that prepare them to excel in their future college and career choices.​


Information related to AP exam fees for future years is not available at this time.

Here is a breakdown of the 2017-2018 AP Exam fee schedule for students who are eligible for free/reduced-priced meals:

This graphic shows the breakdown of the fee structure for exams for low-income students

Commissioner's letter announcing that KDE will cover AP exam fees for F/R meal-eligible students


Webinars


This image depicts the first slide from the Ordering Low-Income AP Exam webinar- image links to PowerPoint slides

PowerPoint Slides- Ordering Low-Income AP Exams- March 29, 2018 3:00 pm

Recorded Webinar-Ordering Low-Income AP Exams- March 29, 2018 3:00 pm- COMING SOON!


Screenshot from sending AP scores recorded webinar 
  

AP Professional Development Opportunities

Research shows that professional development for teachers increases performance in Advanced Placement courses.

 

AdvanceKentucky

AdvanceKentucky's mission is to work with local, state and national partners to dramatically expand access to and participation and success in rigorous college-level work in high school, particularly among student populations traditionally underrepresented in these courses.


Regulations

Regulation 702 KAR 3:220 KDE's interpretation of Regulation 702 KAR 3:220 is that the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exam fees fall within the fee categories described in this regulation. As such, these fees are to be waived by the district for students who are eligible for free OR reduced price lunch. Therefore, districts should not be collecting any amount of the fee from these students and instead paying the amount, after the federal grant funds are applied, from general funds just like they do for other fees required to be waived for these students by this regulation.

KRS 160.348 (3) While this statute requires costs of the AP examinations to be “… paid by” the KDE, the General Assembly has not provided an appropriation to provide the funding for this statute.


Jennifer Pusateri
Office of Teaching and Learning
Differentiated Learning Branch
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970
Fax (502) 564-6470
 
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