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.

AP/IB Test Fee Subsidies

For the 2017-2018 school year, TEA will provide a $24 test fee subsidy for each AP and IB exam taken by Texas public school students with demonstrated financial need. For more information, please see the December 2017 To the Administrator Addressed correspondenceJoin our mailing list and receive updates

The application for exam fee subsidy reimbursements for IB exams taken in the 2017-2018 school year must be submitted by Friday, November 2, 2018. It can be accessed here: 2017-2018 IB Exam Fee Subsidy Reimbursement Application.

Teacher Training Reimbursement 2018

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 each year (i.e., $450 or less per qualified teacher) depends upon the total number of eligible applicants and the amount of funding available after the payment of exam fee subsidies. Applications for 2018 TTR must be submitted by Friday, November 2, 2018.

For more information, visit the Teacher Training Reimbursement web page

ESSA Guidance

Title I, Part A Guidance for AP and IB 


Advanced Academic Coursework

Presentation: Preparing for Postsecondary Opportunities through Advanced Academic Coursework