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Wendell D. Hall, Ph.D., Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy, the College Board
Wendell D. Hall, Ph.D., Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy, the College Board
Every year, millions of students take the PSAT/NMSQT — the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test — but many students and parents are unaware of the benefits of this exam. College Board's Wendell Hall reflects on how the PSAT/NMSQT is more than just a test you take at school: It opens the door to scholarships, information from colleges, AP classes, and free practice for the SAT.
Students can get SAT Practice Scores Instantly on their Smartphone with New App
Aaron Lemon-Strauss, Executive Director of Assessment Prep Programs at the College Board
Students will now be able to get their SAT practice scores in seconds, right from their smartphone, for free. Today the College Board launched a new free SAT practice smartphone application: “Daily Practice for the New SAT”.
Counselors learn details about the redesigned SAT and take part in a free, interactive workshop
Anne Sussman, Director, K-12 Communications at the College Board
Counselors across the country are attending free counselor workshops, as the College Board works to make sure that the people who are guiding our students through the college planning process have the latest, most accurate information and resources available on our redesigned assessments, financial aid, and college advising in general.
In the News: How the College Board changed its standardized testing approach
Roger Riddell, EducationDIVE
"It may come as some surprise that one of the first people who will admit that the current testing model is broken is also at the helm of the company that produces some of the biggest tests in K-12 and higher ed, the Advanced Placement and SAT exams." Read more from EducationDive's post on how the College Board is moving beyond assessments.
Rebecca Wenrich, 2015 SpringBoard Teacher of Distinction
Melissa Heinz, Assistant Director, SpringBoard

The College Board is pleased to announce Rebecca Wenrich as the 2015 SpringBoard Teacher of Distinction. Ms. Wenrich, who has been an English Language Arts teacher at Gig Harbor (Wash.) High School since 2006, is being recognized for her effective teaching practices and successful implementation of SpringBoard in the classroom. 

Prior-Prior Year and Higher Education Finance Models Among Topics for the 2016 Higher Ed Colloquium
Abby Hexter, Associate Director, Communications and Marketing
FAFSA's recent shift to Prior-Prior year will be a hot topic of discussion at the 2016 Higher Ed Colloquium, taking place January 9-11 in Coronado, California. Learn more about the program, and how to register.
Abby Hexter, Associate Director, Communications and Marketing

Today the College Board announced a partnership with the National Constitution Center to deliver to educators and students the Interactive Constitution, a new online tool that transforms the U.S. Constitution into a unique interactive educational experience.

Abby Hexter, Associate Director, Communications

Today, the College Board released its 2015 Program Results report, which showed a larger and more diverse group of students than ever before participating in challenging course work.

The PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT®, and AP® Exams always have been opportunity assessments, linking students to scholarships, college admission, and course credit. Anchored in the belief that students today need more opportunities — not more tests — the College Board has redesigned these exams and connected them to a wider array of educational and scholarship benefits.

Angela Garcia, Executive Director of College Planning, the College Board
Angela Garcia offers students an inside look at the college planning resources available through Big Future, and provides tips about how to get started with the college planning process.
Growing Momentum for AP Credit Policies in the States
Jeff Peterson, Executive Director of State Government Relations, the College Board
Last Thursday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law HB3428, legislation requiring all Illinois public colleges and universities to award credit to students who submit scores of 3 and higher on AP Exams. This is just one of many recent advances in AP funding and credit policies of late, and represents growing support at the state level for expanding AP opportunities.