Recent data shows more Illinois students are taking Advanced Placement tests.
The classes and accompanying exams can help them earn college credit. The State Board of Education is working to ensure more low-income and minority students take the tests, and spokeswoman Jackie Matthews says the effort is going well.
"The State Board is moving some unused federal funds directly into the AP test fee program to keep the fee for low-income students at $15 per tests, to make sure these tests remain accessible to all students."
Normally, it cost $93 for each exam.