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 2016-2017 school year, TEA will provide a $30 test fee subsidy for each AP and IB exam taken by Texas public school students with demonstrated financial need. Funds from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) will provide $16 towards each AP exam and $65 towards each IB exam taken by eligible Texas public school students. Join our mailing list and receive updates

IB campuses should complete the application for the 2016-2017 IB Exam Reimbursement. It must be submitted to AP-IB@tea.texas.gov no later than Thursday, September 21, 2017

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 were due in December 2016. Late applications will not be accepted. Districts may expect to receive TTR notifications by June 2017.

For more information, visit the Teacher Training Reimbursement web page

Related Links

To the Administrator Addressed Update, November 2016 
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)  


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