New York State Partners With College Board To Prepare Students For College Success
New York State Partners With College Board To Prepare Students For College SuccessCollege Board Communications
The New York State Education Department announced on November 15 a partnership with the College Board to help students identify and prepare for a postsecondary program that best fits their needs. Through this partnership, the Department will work with the College Board to expand student access to unique, personalized learning pathways, including free, Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
The partnership builds upon the College Board’s ongoing work with school districts and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) across the state, including in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Yonkers, and New York City.
In the Department’s announcement, Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said, “Access to SAT preparation and Advanced Placement courses is a real hurdle for students facing economic challenges. This partnership with College Board will help increase equity for those students, and give them access to resources that can help them succeed.”
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia also noted, “Our partnership with the College Board is important to the future long-term academic success of our students. Together, we will help ensure that New York’s schoolchildren recognize and make the most of the opportunities available to them and realize their tremendous potential.”
College Board President David Coleman added, “The College Board is proud to partner with the New York State Department of Education to help clear a path for New York students to own their future. This partnership will ensure that students across the state can take advantage of powerful tools on the path to college, including personalized SAT Practice on Khan Academy and college credit through AP coursework.”
In December, the partnership will implement an Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy Challenge Campaign in all districts throughout the state in which opportunity programs are offered, in addition to working with community and college access organizations.