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Oregon Advanced Placement and IB Programs

The Oregon Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs help students, in low-income situations, participate in rigorous academic coursework that will increase their opportunities and get a head start into college. These programs are important tools for closing Oregon's achievement gap.

Oregon Test Fee Program

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is excited to share information about the Oregon Test Fee Program for 2017-2018. Like last year, low-income students this year will pay nothing for their AP exams, IB exams, and IB registration. In addition, ALL OTHER Oregon public school students taking AP or IB exams will have their test fees reduced. This is possible because of funding provided by the Oregon State Legislature.

AP and IB Examination Fee Funding 2017 - 2018

AP and IB Examination Fees Funding 2017-2018.pdfAP and IB Examination Fees Funding 2017-2018.pdf 

Statewide AP/IB Course Credit Policy, rev. 5-12-16

The AP/IB Course Credit Policy provides guidance on the minimum examination scores and their transferrable credit.


  • Advanced Placement: Copyrighted curriculum, materials, and examinations from The College Board.
  • advanced placement: Any course where students participate in rigorous, college-bound, academic curriculum.
  • Advanced Placement examination: National tests given at the end of Advanced Placement courses; test scores can provide the student with college credit, college registration advantages, scholarships, or other benefits.
  • International Baccalaureate Programme: The program establishes a common curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to a variety of points of view. The International Baccalaureate Organization's Diploma Programme was created in 1968. It is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19.
  • International Baccalaureate examination: Examinations taken to qualify for an IB Diploma. The Diploma Programme's grading system is criterion-referenced, which means that each student's performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement. These are consistent from one examination session to the next and are applied equally to all schools.
  • Pre-AP courses: Rigorous upper-elementary, middle school and early high school curriculum that is aligned to prepare students for advanced placement coursework in high school.


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