Under existing law, the advanced placement exam fee grant program (grant program) provides funds to high schools to reduce or eliminate the advanced placement exam fee for low-income students. The bill makes funds from the grant program available to high schools to reduce or eliminate the international baccalaureate exam fee for low-income students.
Under the existing program, all grants awarded to cover exam fees must be awarded in the same amount, regardless of the cost of the exam. The bill allows the department to award a grant in a greater amount to cover a higher exam fee so long as any grants awarded for a lesser amount cover the entire cost of the exam fee for which the lesser grant is awarded.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)