HB18-1193 (Wilson & McLachlan) Extend Advanced Placement Incentives Program

Originally Posted: February 9, 2018
Last Updated: March 9, 2018


This bill extends the advanced placement incentives pilot program for three years and adds reporting requirements to help gauge the program’s success, including the number of students who enroll in advanced placement courses, those who take AP exams, and those who earn a score of 3 or higher on the exams


The Children’s Campaign supports the bill. The AP program provides students with the opportunity to experience rigorous coursework and earn college credit while still in high school, yet we know that there are additional challenges to providing these courses in rural parts of the state. The incentives program was established to meet some of these challenges, leading to new AP programs in four rural districts and expanded AP offerings in 15 rural school districts in its first three years of operation. During the 2016-2017 school year, the AP Incentives Program served 475 students, 44 percent of whom were free and reduced price lunch eligible students. Expanded reporting requirements in the reauthorization of the program will provide consistent data for participating students so we can better understand if the incentives program is working and for which students.

Current Status

The bill passed the House on a bipartisan vote of 59-4 and now heads to the Senate

Previous Statuses

February 9, 2018

Scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee on Monday, Feb. 12 at 1:30pm in Room 0112. Leslie Colwell, Vice President of Education Initiatives, will testify in support.

February 9, 2018

The bill passed the House Education Committee on a bipartisan 13-0 vote and now heads to the House Appropriations Committee. Leslie Colwell, our Vice President of Education Initiatives, testified in support of the bill.

February 23, 2018

Passed second reading in the House, and now awaits third reading and final vote on the House floor