7035-0035 - Advanced Placement Math and Science Programs

Account Description FY 2012
FY 2013
House 2
7035-0035 Advanced Placement Math and Science Programs
For implementation of a competitively bid, statewide performance-based, integrated program operating in no less than 60 high schools to drive a school culture of high expectations and dramatically increase participation and performance in Advanced Placement courses, particularly among underserved populations, to prepare students for college and career success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); provided, that these funds shall support all of the following program elements, without exception, for each school: open access to courses, equipment and supplies for new and expanded AP courses, support for the costs of AP exams and support for student study sessions; provided further, that these funds support up to 9 days of teacher professional development annually, including a College Board endorsed AP Summer institute for math, science and English AP teachers, content coaches, the establishment and support of Lead Teachers for regional clusters of schools, and support for 4 vertical team meetings annually across grades 6-12 annually in each cluster; provided further, that such program shall provide a matching amount of at least $1 million in private funding; provided further, that the program be chosen through a single competitive process and the funds dispersed by the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year to cover costs expended between August 1 ,2012 and July 31, 2013; provided further, that this program shall work in conjunction with an existing, separately funded statewide pre-AP program; and provided further, that the department shall deliver to the legislature an independent evaluation of these programs and their impact on student achievement, particularly as it relates to closing achievement gaps
0 2,400,000

Established appropriation to fund new initiative.