State To Defray Costs of Test Fees for Low-Income Students
Chase Niesner | September 9, 2013
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that the state will defray costs of Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test fees for more than 129,000 low-income students across California.
The $10.8 million, which will be distributed to school districts, represents nearly a third of the total funding distributed to states under the federal Test Fee Program.
“Every student in California deserves a world-class education, and students who work hard and earn the right to take these advanced tests should never find themselves limited by the fees,” Torlakson said in a press release.
Eligible students will still be required to contribute $5 for each exam taken, with the state paying the remainder of the fees, which total $89 for AP exams and $104 for IB exams.