Wednesday, October 07, 2015

San Jose Unified to underwrite cost of SATs

From the Mercury News:
Taking a stab at the "opportunity gap" that blocks some students from college, the San Jose Unified School District will underwrite nearly the entire cost of SAT exams for juniors, and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams for all its high school students.
The district, with 32,000 students the largest in Santa Clara County, could become the first in the state to finance the Scholastic Aptitude Test -- widely required for admission to by colleges -- and the AP and IB exams, which test mastery of college-level classes that are expected of those applying to four-year postsecondary institutions.
All students, regardless of family income level, would be eligible for the subsidy. Students would pay $5 per exam.

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