House passes Rep. Amore’s bill that requires public higher education to accept AP course test scores for college course credit


STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives tonight passed Rep. Gregg Amore’s (D-Dist. 65, East Providence) bill (2021-H 5522A) which would establish a process for the state’s higher education institutions to accept for college credit an Advanced Placement (AP) subject test score of three or better in an AP course.

“As an educator who has taught AP courses for several years, I have directly witnessed the educational value of these advanced courses that stimulate and challenge the minds of our students.  Allowing our students who perform well on these college-level courses the ability to gain college course credits will not only incentivize our students to take AP courses, but it will also allow themselves and their families to save on the ever-increasing costs of higher education.  This bill is a win-win for our students and their families,” said Representative Amore.

The legislation establishes a process for the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island to accept AP test scores of three or higher as college course credit.  The University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering will be exempt from the provisions of the legislation.

The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.



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