Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile

Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile - Idaho

This information was collected from statutes, state board regulations and state education agency Web sites and was fully updated in 2016. Please contact Jennifer Dounay Zinth at 303.299.3689 or with questions regarding state policies on this issue.

Advanced Placement 2016
All high schools/districts required to offer AP No. However, all high schools must either offer "advanced opportunities," (defined as AP courses, dual credit courses, Tech Prep, or IB programs), or provide opportunities for students to take courses at the postsecondary campus.
State financial support for AP course offerings/AP success No
AP participation/success included in high school accountability metrics/reporting Yes, for accountability. Idaho's ESEA waiver establishes a Point Matrix for Advanced Education Opportunities (i.e., AP, IB, dual credit or Tech Prep), with varying numbers of points awarded a school based on the percentage of students completing the Advanced Opportunity with a "C" or better.
State programs and funding for teacher training No
State subsidies for testing fees Yes. Public school students are eligible for $4,125 to use toward overload courses, dual credits, college credit-bearing examinations and professional certificate exams in grades 7-12. A student must take and successfully be completing a full credit load within a given school year to be eligible for funding of an overload course. Eligible overload course exams include AP exams. Application of these funds for overload courses may not exceed $225 per overload course.
State scholarship criteria include AP scores No
Collaboration on AP between K-12 and higher education systems No
State support for encouraging access to AP Yes. The My Idaho Courses portal, supported by the Idaho Department of Education, offers AP courses.
State postsecondary institutions must award credit for minimum scores No
Student must take AP exam to receive course credit No
Unique characteristics The state provides an appropriation to defray dual credit and AP exam costs for 11th and 12th graders. Statute directs the state department to annually report to the house and senate education committees on the number of students benefitting from assistance with the cost of dual credit courses and exams, the number of credits awarded and amounts paid during the previous school year.

In addition, LEAs are required to annually report to the State Department of Education number of students in each school and for the LEA participating in Advanced Placement courses.

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