New York City students offered cash for passing AP exams took and passed more tests this year. This was a change from the first year of Reach, when more students took an AP test but fewer passed. This year, Reach offered a larger reward to students who attended Saturday tutoring sessions and passed the exam.
Students who attended the weekend classes and ultimately received a 5, the highest score, would receive $1,000, while students who did not attend the tutorials and received a score of 5 were awarded $500. Students who earned 4’s received $750 if they attended the sessions and $400 if they did not.
A Queens student earned $3,250 for passing four tests.
Reach, which is privately funded, offers the incentive at 31 public and Catholic schools with high minority enrollments.