Texas lowers AP test requirement

Texas lowers AP test requirement

A bill signed into law by Governor Abbott last month will require the state's colleges and universities to give credit for scores of three or higher on many AP tests.
Those are graded on a five-point scale. 
The new rules could mean that high school students could get credit for thousands of hours not allowed before. 
Richmond Rep John Zerwas who authored the bill said during the session that accepting all scores of three, would save Texas students up to $16 million in tuition.

"So definitely this is a step in the right direction for students that have taken a rigorous course of study in high school. Currently college and university set what they receive or what accept as far as a qualifying score, and this bill will allow for students to potentially gain more credit, because -- hopefully -- there will be more consistency between colleges and universities as far as what they accept," LISD Depute Superintendent Theresa Williams said.

Many of the universities and colleges in the state required scores of four or five on AP tests to receive credit.
Chris Cook Tech's spokesman, released this statement, quote:
"This legislation will have a limited effect on our processes at Texas Tech.  We work diligently with faculty to determine cut scores and will continue to do so."


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