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Members in the News: Harper College Receives National Award for Improving Student Outcomes

This February, Harper College was awarded $25,000 for building whole-college solutions to improve student success and equity. Harper College president Ken Ender has served on the College Board's Board of Trustees since 2014.

New York State Students Speak Up for Equal AP Access
Sixty students gathered at the Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, March 15, for the Student and Teacher Legislative Day. They had one mission: to share their Advanced Placement success stories with legislators and key policymakers.
More Than One Million Students Have Taken Advantage of Free, Personalized SAT Practice

Less than a week after the first administration of the redesigned SAT, College Board president David Coleman and Khan Academy founder Sal Khan announced a major milestone: more than one million students have used Khan Academy’s free, world-class test prep materials to practice for the exam.


This week we welcomed educators, counselors, policymakers, advocates, and a wide line-up of exemplary leaders to Charlotte for two events that are at the center of the College Board’s mission. If you were unable to attend A Dream Deferred: The Future of African American Education or the national conference of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or if you want to relive a talk or share it with your colleagues, please check out the links below:

Students — and Reporters — Ring in the Redesigned SAT

The College Board and the redesigned SAT took center stage this month: national and local media outlets highlighted changes to the exam and how they benefit students, and students voiced their support for the new format and Khan Academy’s free practice tools.

Must Read: Student Reactions Following First Administration of the New SAT®

A press release from the College Board, released on March 5, 2016, after the first administration of the redesigned SAT.

Édouard Manet, French, 1882, Oil on Canvas
When AP English Literature teacher Laura Thornton heard about the Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize, she saw a new opportunity — and a challenge — for her students to improve their writing.
David Coleman announces the College Board's partnership with Khan Academy in March 2014

Nick Anderson of the Washington Post sat down with David Coleman for an article out today about the new SAT and its implications for students. Read the full article here on All Access.

Stacy Caldwell, Vice President of College Readiness Assessments

The following post originally appeared on on March 1, 2016. Read the original here.

On March 5, high school students across the country will sit down to take a new version of the SAT college admission test. Here are some important things they should keep in mind before arriving at their test center.

Arroyo Valley High School Celebrates the Power of Hope
Arroyo Valley, with a student body of 95 percent underrepresented minorities, has not only increased AP participation by 13 percent since 2011, but also boasts a 95 percent graduation rate — a remarkable increase of 18 percent in the last five years.