All Access – News for Members
West Shore Jr./Sr. High School is a secondary school in Melbourne, Fla., serving grades 7–12 as part of the Brevard (Fla.) Public Schools System. Last year Newsweek recognized West Shore as one of America’s Top High Schools.Jeanie Griffin, Language Arts Teacher at West Shore Jr./Sr. High School shares her experience teaching AP Capstone for the first time, and discusses how her students are responding to the new curriculum.
There is a common thread running through all of the work that the College Board does: delivering opportunity to students. New developments such as the expanded scholarship opportunities through the PSAT/NMSQT®, the College Readiness and Success System and the Assessment Redesign, and our Access to OpportunityTM initiatives provide the foundation for this work.
A recent post on the Blotter—the online student publication for New Albany High School in New Albany, IN—outlined strategies in place to help students through the process of succeeding both in AP classes and on AP exams. Assistant Principal Bill Krammes, who also serves as a member of the College Board’s Midwestern Regional Council, talked to the Blotter about the benefits of AP.
On Monday, February 9, Fast Company Magazine named the College Board one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies of 2015 in education for its work to redesign the SAT.
On January 7, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced that it will transition to using the SAT® as part of the Michigan Merit Examination. Since the announcement, state officials, education leaders, and news outlets have voiced support for the change that will allow Michigan students, parents, and educators to take advantage of the opportunities College Board redesigned assessments have to offer. The Detroit News has put out a great article about this shift.