Advanced placement courses are offered to high school students and reflect the information found in a college-level course. Students taking such courses have the option to take an advanced placement exam following completion of the course. Some colleges, including all state institutions in Colorado pursuant to Colorado commission on higher education policy, offer credit based on a student's advanced placement exam score. Students who take an advanced placement exam must pay an exam fee.
The bill creates the advanced placement exam fee grant program (grant program) in the department of education. The grant program provides funds to high schools to reduce or eliminate the advanced placement exam fee for low-income students.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)