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The Federal Advanced Placement
Incentive Program (APIP) Grant
Award
OBJECTIVES
• Overview of the Advanced Placement
Incentive Program (APIP) Federal Grant
Program
• Review of the financial implications for grant
schools
• Review of the performance measures to
evaluate the grant success
Overview of the APIP Grant
• Purpose: To increase successful participation
of low-income students in Alabama in AP
Math, Science, and English (MSE) courses &
exams
• Partnership between State Department of
Education (SDE), A+ College Ready, and 14
high schools with greater than 40% of the
student population on free and reduced lunch.
Goals of the Grant Program
1. Increase the number of MSE AP Courses
offered in the 14 program schools
2. Increase the overall enrollment in MSE AP
courses and the enrollment in MSE AP
courses for low-income students
3. Increase the qualifying scores in MSE overall
and increase qualifying scores in MSE earned
by low-income students
FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF
FEDERAL GRANT
Funding for Teacher Training
Category
Federal APIP Grant
2011 Lead Teacher
Training
State AP Grant
Award
A+ College Ready
√
2012 APSI Training
Registration
√
*2012 APSI Training
Travel Expenses
√
*2011 Two Day
Training Travel
expenses
√
*These expenses were listed as district responsibilities in your Letters of Agreement
(LOA)
Funding for Teacher/Student
Incentives
Category
Federal APIP Grant
State AP Grant
Award
A+ College Ready
2012 Incentives for
Students
$100/qualifying
score
√
2012 Incentives for
Teachers
$100/qualifying
score
√
2012 Threshold
Bonuses for
Teachers
√
2012 Administrator
Bonus
√
Funding for Stipends
Category
Lead Teacher
Stipends
Federal APIP Grant
√
$1,000/discipline/
school
AP Teacher
Stipends
Up to $500/teacher
and for attendance
@ 2 day training,
student study
sessions, and
vertical team
meetings
√
State AP Grant
Award
A+ College Ready
Funding for Other Categories
Category
Federal APIP Grant
Summer 2012
Equipment &
Supplies
2011 - 2012
Supplies
$3,000/school
*Additional Award
2012 AP Exam Fees
2011 – 2012 AP
Coordinator Travel
PLAN Test
State AP Grant
Award
A+ College Ready
√
√
Will be funded by either the State AP
Grant Award or A+ College Ready
√
The SDE will pay for all Alabama High Schools to give the PLAN
test in fall, 2012
All of the items in the previous slides, funded
through the Federal APIP grant, will be awarded
through a sub-grant from the State Department
of Education directly to the districts.
Funding for Other Categories
Category
Federal APIP Grant
2012 LTF Training
Registration
HS Teachers Only
√
2011 Two Day
Training
Registration
√
2011 – 2012
Student Study
Sessions
√
State AP Grant
Award
A+ College Ready
The State Department of Education will contract with A+
College Ready to provide these services to your school/district.
Therefore, your district will not receive direct funds for these
award categories.
MEASURES OF SUCCESS
The Objectives
1. Increase the number of AP MSE courses
2. Increase the overall enrollment and enrollment of low
income students in AP MSE courses
3. Increase the number of qualifying scores on AP MSE
exams by all students and by low income students
These Grant Goals provide the
basis for the measures of success
Government Performance & Results
Act (GPRA) Indicators
2010-11 Baseline
GPRA Performance Measures
Raw Number
2012 Target
Ratio
2013 Target
2014 Target
%
NOTE: At this time, the only other tests
approved by the Secretary are the
Cambridge International Advanced (A)
Level or at the Cambridge International
Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level. If schools
served by your API grant offer these tests,
please include them in your calculations.
Indicator #1: The ratio of
Advanced Placement (AP),
International Baccalaureate (IB),
and other advanced placement
tests recognized by the Secretary
taken in public high schools
served by API grants to the
number of seniors enrolled at
those high schools.
671/2083
MSE
All subjects
1166/2083
32% for MSE
56% for all
subjects
37%
42%
47%
NOTE: If schools served by your API grant
offer Cambridge A or AS Level tests, please
include them in your calculations. Include
either A or AS Level tests receiving a score
of E or higher.
Indicator #2: The ratio of AP, IB,
and other approved advanced
placement tests passed (AP tests
receiving scores of 3 or higher, IB
tests receiving scores of 4 or
higher, or other advanced
placement tests receiving
equivalent scores) by low-income
students in public high schools
served by API grants to the
number of low-income seniors
enrolled at those schools.
19/1196
MSE
33/1196
All subjects
1.6 %
25%
35%
47%
2.8%
Grant Goal Tracker
Goals
Project-specific Performance
Measures
Goal #1:
Indicator #1.1:
To Increase the number of MSE AP
courses offered in 14 low income high
schools with a pervasive need for AP
Programs
By August 2014, the number of
MSE courses will increase from
41 to 91
Goal #2:
Indicator #2.1:
To Increase the enrollment in MSE AP
courses in target schools
Increase the number of students
that take an MSE AP course by
78% in year one, and by 10% in
years two and three
2010-11 Baseline
Raw number
Ratio
2012 Target
2013 Target
2014 Target
%
41
74
81
91
821
1891
2080
2288
472
728
1075
227
634
729
838
19
158
255
393
Indicator #2.2:
Increase the number of low
income students enrolled in MSE
AP course to 25% of total
enrollment in year one, to 35% in
year two and to 47% in year 3.
Goal #3:
Indicator #3.1:
To Increase the number of qualifying
scores on MSE AP exams in target schools
By August 2014, the number of
QS in MSE AP will increase from
227 to 838
Indicator #3.2:
By August 2014, the number of
qualifying scores in MSE AP for
low-income students will
increase from 19 to 393
Goal Tracking Worksheet-# of Exams Taken and # of Qualifying
Scores
May, 2011
Baseline Data
Courses
Score Distribution
Students By Exam Taken
1
2
3
4
5 Passing Scores
Biology
152
108
14
8
16
6
30
Calculus
78
46
8
11
6
7
24
Chemistry
36
28
2
1
4
1
6
Computer Science
1
1
1
English Language
197
50
61
60
22
4
86
English Literature
153
25
60
42
18
8
68
Physics C
11
7
4
Stats
43
29
2
7
4
1
12
Totals
671
293
151
130
70
27
227
0
Goal Tracking Worksheet—
Demographics of Exam Takers
May, 2011
Baseline Data
Courses
Gender
Demographics for exams
taken
Male
Race/Ethnicity
Female
Amer Ind Asian
Black
Limited
English
Proficiency
Low Income
White
Hispanic
Other/NR Paid
F/R
Biology
153
68
84
7
27
107
5
6
137
15
Calculus
78
36
42
7
10
53
5
3
68
10
Chemisty
36
21
15
4
1
30
1
31
5
1
1
English Language
197
74
123
English Literature
153
63
90
Physics C
11
7
5
Stats
43
17
26
Totals
672
287
385
Computer Science
1
1
1
1
5
33
153
5
179
18
9
16
119
5
132
21
1
9
1
11
5
26
10
2
24
19
38
114
481
23
583
88
4
14
Goal Tracking Worksheet—
Demographics of Students Making
Qualifying Scores
May, 2011
Baseline Data
Courses
Gender
Demographics for exams
passed
Male
Race/Ethnicity
Female
Amer Ind Asian
Black
Limited
English
Proficiency
Low Income
White
Hispanic
Other/NR Paid
F/R
Biology
30
14
16
5
1
20
3
1
26
4
Calculus
24
11
13
5
1
15
1
2
22
2
Chemisty
6
3
3
3
1
2
5
1
Computer Science
1
1
English Language
86
36
50
5
4
74
English Literature
68
28
40
7
3
55
4
Physics C
1
1
1
3
79
7
2
63
5
0
Stats
12
7
5
Totals
227
100
127
0
30
8
10
174
12
5
8
208
19
Goal Tracking Worksheet to be
developed—Total Enrollment in AP
MSE Courses and Demographics of
Enrollees
We need your help
1. Provide us with the number of students in each AP math,
science, and English course who TOOK an AP exam in
spring, 2011 who is classified as Limited English Proficient
2. Provide us with the number of students in each AP math,
science, and English course who MADE A QUALIFYING
SCORE in spring, 2011 who is classified as Limited English
Proficient.
3. Provide us with the student enrollment data, along with
the demographic information (including Limited English
Proficient) for students enrolled in AP math, science, and
English classes for the 2010 – 2011 school year. We need
this for our baseline data.
4. Please send to [email protected]
Questions
• Phyllis Rase, State Department of Education
[email protected]; (334) 353-5910
• Mary Boehm, A+ College Ready
[email protected]; (205) 257-5350
• Tammy Dunn, A+ College Ready
[email protected]; (205) 257-5348
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