Colorado’s low-income students to get a break on testing fees
Staff / EdNews Colorado
Colorado will receive a federal grant totaling $653,573 to cover all or part of fees charged to low-income students taking Advanced Placement tests, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.
The state’s share is among more than $21.5 million in grants to 43 states. They’re expected to be enough to pay up to $38 per AP exam for as many as three exams per student, based on the anticipated number of test-takers and other factors.
“These funds will help eliminate financial roadblocks for more low-income students and allow them to fully benefit from the AP program,” said Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Each state’s funding level was determined based on estimates of the numbers of tests that would be taken by low-income students. …read full story by EdNews Colorado
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