Texas Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Incentive Program

The Texas Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Incentive Program (AP/IB), originally established in 1993 by the 73rd Texas Legislature, is designed emphasize the state’s commitment to high academic performance by recognizing and rewarding students, teachers, and schools that demonstrate success in achieving the educational goals of the state.

Test Fees

For the 2014-2015 school year, the TEA will provide a $30 test fee subsidy for each AP and IB exam taken by Texas public school students with demonstrated financial need. The federal Notice of Grant Award has been received by TEA. The grant will provide $16 towards each AP exam and $65 towards each IB exam taken by Texas public school students with demonstrated financial need. Join our mailing list and receive updates

Teacher Training Reimbursement 2016

In support of the AP/IB programs, the teacher training reimbursement (TTR) program allows TEA to reimburse districts for the cost of TEA-approved AP/IB or pre-AP/IB training up to $450 for each qualified teacher. The amount of the teacher training reimbursement for 2016 depends upon the total number of eligible applicants and the amount of funding available after the payment of exam fee subsidies. Applications for 2016 TTR are due December 16, 2016.

For more information, visit the Teacher Training Reimbursement web page

Related Links

Texas Education Code, Chapter 28, Subchapter C, Advanced Placement Incentives  
Texas Middle School Project for AP Spanish (outside source)
Lighthouse Initiative for the Texas Classroom (outside source)
NCLB: Access to High Standards Act (outside source)
College Board – Advanced Placement (outside source)
International Baccalaureate Organization (outside source)  


Monica Brewer, Statewide Gifted/Talented Education Coordinator
Texas Education Agency 
1701 North Congress Avenue 
Austin, Texas 78701-1401 
(512) 463-9581 

Curriculum Division
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