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Free, Personalized Practice for the Redesigned SAT® Now Available for All Students on KhanAcademy.org
05/28/2015
Official SAT® Practice for the redesigned SAT is now live on KhanAcademy.org, making free, world-class, personalized online practice available for all students. The interactive practice tools are designed to help level the playing field for students who are interested in taking the SAT and preparing for college-level courses.
Michael Hurwitz and Jonathan Smith, Research Scientists, the College Board
05/21/2015
There exists clear evidence that low-income students do not attend the same types of colleges that higher-income students attend, even when they have the same academic credentials. There are some perfectly good reasons that low-income students make those decisions (e.g., proximity to home, financial considerations), but these choices may come at a cost. Along with our coauthor Joshua Goodman at Harvard University, our new research investigates one such cost – whether starting at an academically less selective college reduces the chances of attaining a bachelor’s degree.
College Board and Code.org Announce Comprehensive Effort to Expand Diversity in Computer Science
05/14/2015
The College Board and Code.org announced they are forming an alliance to expand access to and increase student diversity in computer science courses across America. The new partnership will make computing accessible for all students and empower them to develop skills critical to many 21st century careers
The College Wall at BASIS Tuscon North, where students post the logos of the colleges they will attend in the fall.
05/14/2015

Earlier this month, All Access traveled to Arizona where we had the chance to meet with students, faculty, and administrators from several schools in the BASIS.ed system. For two days, we were able to sit in classrooms, engage with students, and learn more about what makes BASIS students so unique.

05/14/2015
On May 13, the College Board announced a long-term partnership with Project Lead The Way (PLTW) that will increase access to and expand college and career readiness opportunities, including in critical STEM fields, for students across the United States. The organizations are bringing together the successes of the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and PLTW’s applied learning programs — both of which are shown to improve student outcomes and help ensure successful transitions to college and career.
05/12/2015

Even though Garie Cleveland is in her sixties and just received her associate’s degree in criminal justice, she still longs to be a judge.

“I know that means I have to go to law school but I believe people should go after what they really want,” she says. “I want something out of life!”

05/11/2015

On April 30, The College Board  announced an incredibly exciting new partnership with We Day, an initiative of international charity Free The Children that educates, engages, and empowers youth to become agents of change. During a live event in Illinois with over 15,000 students from 601 Chicago area schools in attendance, both organizations committed to a collaboration that will create the AP with We365 Service Program.

05/07/2015

During a ceremony held on Friday, May 1 at Antilles High School on Fort Buchanan in San Juan, P.R., the United States Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools’ (DDESS) New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District was named a College Board Advanced Placement® District of the Year.

Mary Beth Marks and Robert Hogeda Make their Mark on the Southwest Region
04/30/2015
Separately, Mary Beth Marks is the assistant vice president for enrollment management at Sul Ross State University, and Robert Hogeda Jr. is the educational manager for Higher Education in the Southwestern Regional Office of the College Board. Together, they’re a dream team that is quietly shaping the future of the Southwestern Region. Intrigued? So were we. All Access chatted with Robert and Mary Beth to see what exactly makes their working relationship so special, and why it’s good for Sul Ross State, the College Board and, most important, students.
Why Not Us? Roadtrip Nation Documentary Premiers on PBS
04/30/2015
After a year of planning, strategizing, traveling, filming, and editing video footage, Roadtrip Nation’s Why Not Us?, a documentary film co-produced by Roadtrip Nation and College Board will premier on PBS. You can access a five-minute promotional trailer, download the companion discussion guide and view the full-length documentary at CBWhyNotUs.org.

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