Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2016

7035-0035 - Advanced Placement Math and Science Programs




Account Description FY 2015
Spending
FY 2016
House 1
7035-0035 Advanced Placement Math and Science Programs
For implementation of a competitively bid, statewide performance-based, integrated program to 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; 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 advanced placement courses, support for the costs of advanced placement exams and support for student study sessions; provided further, that these funds support teacher professional development, including a College Board endorsed advanced placement summer institute for math and science advanced placement teachers; provided further, that such program shall provide a matching amount of at least $1,000,000 in private funding for direct support of teachers and other uses; provided further, that the program be chosen through a single competitive process and the funds disbursed by the beginning of each school year to cover costs expended between August 1 and July 31; provided further, that this program shall work in conjunction with an existing, separately funded statewide pre-advanced placement program; provided further, that the department shall deliver to the legislature an independent evaluation of these programs and their impact on student achievement, particularly as they relate to closing achievement gaps; and provided further that, notwithstanding the other provisions of this item, the commissioner may set aside up to twenty-five percent of funds in this items to support initiatives designed to increase participation and performance in advanced placement courses to prepare students for college and career success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that are proposed as part of a consolidated application authorized and developed pursuant to the provisions of item 7061-9408
3,073,399 2,553,197

Decreased funding to meet projected need.

 
 


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