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Title I, Part G Advanced Placement Test Fee Reduction Program

Part G, Advanced Placement Test Fee Reduction Program

Beginning in 2017, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will eliminate the dedicated funding to offset the cost of the Advanced Placement (AP) Exams for low-income students under a Title I program. In place of this and many other dedicated funding programs, the federal government has created a flexible block grant program known as Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG) under Title IV Part A; the intent is to improve student academic achievement by providing a well-rounded education; and includes programs such as college and career counseling, STEM, arts, civics and may include the International Baccalaureate / Advanced Placement.

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Definition of Qualifying Low-Income Students

Low-income students will be identified as eligible for test fee reimbursement if they are from families that meet the criteria used by the U.S. Secretary of Education to Determine allocations under section 1124 of Title I of ESEA, children eligible for free or reduced lunches under the National School Lunch Act, children in families receiving assistance under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act, or children eligible to receive medical assistance under the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act or children rendered eligible through an alternate method that combines or extrapolates from those data sources. In most schools in Pennsylvania, eligibility for AP and IB test fee reduction will be synonymous with eligibility for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.