Wisconsin 2013 AP State Scholars Announced
Each year the College Board recognizes the top male and female students in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. This year's AP State Scholars from Wisconsin are Jennifer Kaiser, a graduate of Marshfield High School, and Nikil Prasad, a graduate of Brookfield Central High School. Students are selected for this award for having the greatest number of scores of three or higher on AP exams and the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP exams they have taken. This is the 23rd year that the College Board has recognized State AP Scholars. Click here to view the State Superintendent's complete news release.
AP and IB Test Fees for Low-Income Students
Wisconsin public school districts are responsible by law to pay AP and IB exam fees for students that qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. This requirement is found in Wis. Stat. sec. 120.12(22). The full text follows:
Wis. Stat. sec. 120.12(22) Advanced Placement Examinations. Using federal, state, local, or private funds, pay the costs of advanced placement examinations taken by pupils enrolled in the school district who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches in the federal school lunch program under 42 USC 1758.
For AP exams, the amount is a reduced fee. In 2014, AP exams will cost $89 and the College Board will provide a fee reduction for these students. The amount has not yet been determined. The school forgoes its $8 rebate for the exam. There is no maximum number of exams that the student can take.
For IB, there is no reduced fee, so the school district is responsible for the full cost.