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 provided 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) provided a $16 towards each AP exam and $65 towards each IB exam taken by eligible Texas public school students. Test fee subsidy amounts for the 2017-2018 school year will be announced winter 2017. Join our mailing list and receive updates

Teacher Training Reimbursement 2017

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


Lauren Dwiggins, Program Manager, Academic Readiness Initiatives
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