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.

2019 Teacher Training Reimbursement for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate

In support of the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Incentive Program, the teacher training reimbursement (TTR) program reimburses public school districts and open enrollment charter schools for a portion of the cost related to an approved teacher training up to a maximum of $450 for each eligible teacher.

The 2019 TTR Reimbursement Application is due by Monday, September 30, 2019.  Join our mailing list and receive updates.

To be eligible for reimbursement, a district must verify that the training:

  •  is TEA approved
  •  occurred between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019
  •  is aligned with the course the teacher will be teaching during the 2019-2020 school year
     

Important:

  • applications must be submitted by a district AP/IB coordinator, applications from individual teachers are not accepted
  • counselors, librarians, administrators, facilitators, and coordinators are not eligible for reimbursement
  • copies of training certificates must be kept on file at the campus/district
  • only applications submitted on or before September 30, 2019 via the online system will be accepted; emailed, mailed, and faxed applications will not be accepted
     

TEA approved trainings for 2019 TTR include:

  • College Board endorsed Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI), minimum 24 hours
  • IBO endorsed training, 3 consecutive days, minimum 15 hours
  • National Math and Science Initiative training, minimum 24-hours
  • Three-consecutive-day Initial Springboard Institute, minimum 15 hours
  • Confer Mentoring Program®, minimum 24 hours
  • Three-consecutive-day training course, provided by a university that is approved to host an APSI, that will provide teachers with depth of content and rigorous instructional strategies in AP, Pre-AP, IB, MYP or an equivalent advanced course, minimum 15 hours
  • College Board approved online training that consists of a minimum of 24 hours of instruction
  • Pre-AP, Middle Years Program (MYP), and equivalent advanced courses must be approved by the local district as advanced-level courses and are:
    • offered in grades 6-12,
    • greater in depth and complexity than the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS),
    • at a level of rigor to prepare students for success in AP/IB courses, and
    • are in a vertically aligned sequence of courses that ends with an AP/IB course
     

Eligible teachers:

  • 2019-2020 Texas public school teachers in the district that requests the reimbursement,
  • participated in a TEA approved training,
  • teach an AP, IB, or an equivalent advanced course during the 2019-2020 year, and
  • did not receive a reimbursement for a 2018 teacher training
     

TTR applications must be submitted through a TEA survey (coming soon)

  • the application requires an email address for a responsible party/appointed district coordinator, as well as a business office staff member, and the superintendent
  • the responsible party/AP Coordinator is responsible for all information in the application
    •  this person must verify the information submitted to the Texas Education Agency via the published application and certify its truth and accuracy.
     

The following information will be needed to complete the application:

  • designated AP/IB contact for each district applying for the reimbursement
  • business office representative from each district who will be responsible for ensuring the TTR funds are received
  • district name and county, district number (CDN)
  • campus name and county, district, campus number (CDCN) where each eligible teacher will be teaching an AP, Pre-AP, IB, MYP or an equivalent advanced course during the 2019-2020 school year
  • each eligible teacher’s first and last name
  • TEA-assigned Unique Identification Number (Unique ID) for each teacher submitted.
    • if unique IDs are unknown, contact the district’s PEIMS Coordinator
     
  • total registration fee paid for each training
    • this should only reflect the cost of registration and should not include costs related to travel, meals, or lodging
     
  • number of hours participated as printed on the training certificate
  • type of course (i.e., Pre-AP/an equivalent course, Pre-IB/MYP, IB, AP)
  • subject name (e.g., Biology) that will be taught by each eligible teacher
  • name of the training host/provider (e.g., APSI UT-Austin, Texas IB Schools)
  • name of the training course in which each teacher participated (e.g., AP Biology for New Teachers)
     

How much will be reimbursed:

In accordance with TEC §28.053 and TAC §74.29, funding priority for teacher training reimbursements will be given to:

  1. public school campuses that do not offer AP or IB courses
  2. eligible teachers at campuses that offer new AP/IB programs in the 2019-2020 school year, including IB candidate schools

Remaining TTR funds will be distributed evenly among all remaining eligible teachers. Please note that the amount of the reimbursement for this priority will not be known until all reimbursement applications have been received and approved. The 2019 TTR will not exceed $450 per eligible teacher. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available funds, TEA may reimburse less than $450 per teacher.

How to expect payment:

  • TTR funds will be disbursed through a direct deposit to each district
  • districts are responsible for determining how the funds are allocated after receipt
  • application determination will be sent to each AP/IB administrator, business office staff, and superintendent whose email appears on the application
     

When to expect payment:

The 2019 TTR application will contain information regarding payment dates. For information or assistance, email AP-IB@tea.texas.gov or Kay Humes, Statewide Coordinator for Advanced Academics, Kay.Humes@tea.texas.gov.