Local School Paying Students Who Ace AP Tests

standardized testing Local School Paying Students Who Ace AP Tests

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CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A new program has a North Texas high school paying students who do well on Advanced Placement tests.

R. L. Turner High School, in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, is celebrating a milestone. The Turner class of 2012 is the 100th graduating class of the high school. To commemorate the upcoming achievement the school will be handing out $100 to students who take and pass AP tests.

A portion of the money for the program comes from the LBJ Express — the company widening Interstate-635.

“This is a high school that is fairly close to the project itself and one of the things that the LBJ Express Project team desires is a real lasting impact on science, technology, engineering and math,” LBJ Express spokesman Andy RIttler said.

AP Strategies and the National Institute of Science and Mathematics are also funding the $502,250 grant program.

And the youngsters aren’t the only ones with the opportunity to take checks to the bank. Teachers whose students do well on the AP tests will also get a cash prize.


One Comment

  1. David Collins says:

    Who are they paying? Those who Ace the test or those who just pass it? There is a little difference between the headline and the story in the body. There is a big difference.

  2. darrell says:

    with the education our kids are getting today they are gonna get out dirt cheap on this offer.

  3. Andy Rittler says:

    The effort to maintain a competitive nation is to ensure that we have more students entering into fields that focus on Math, Science and Engineering. Yes, there is a financial incentive, but more importantly, the students will take the time to learn college level coursework that will only serve to help them be competitive in a global economy.

    You work at a job and get paid to do so, right now, we need our students to take ownership of their education. It it involves training them AND also providing inventive, then why not encourage them to do something they normally would give a second thought too?

    Here is a release from the NMSI program so you can understand better the success of the program and why we chose to partner with them: http://nationalmathandscience.org/newsroom/press-release/national-math-and-science-initiative-turning-tide-us-math-and-science.


    Andy Rittler
    Corporate Affairs Director

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