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In the News: How the College Board changed its standardized testing approach
09/23/2015

"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.

08/28/2015
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.
07/21/2015

If you know a teen who will be a high school junior or senior this fall, you know a teen who should be thinking about the college application process this summer. As former head counselor in Georgia’s DeKalb County Schools, I saw 95 percent of my advisees go to college, so I know the difference early college planning can make. It allows students to break the application process into manageable chunks and eliminates the pressure of having to do everything all at once.

 'All In' Campaign Aims To Get More Latino Students In AP Classes
07/08/2015

NBCnews.com features the All In Campaign in an article about the value of using AP potential to expand access to AP for African American, Latino, and Native American students.

Read the full article here.

Access & Diversity Collaborative
07/02/2015
The U.S. Supreme Court Grants Abigail Fisher's Second Request for Certiorari. This means that the Court will hear a new round of arguments next term in the case. (Justice Kagan is still recused from the case, given her involvement in earlier rounds of litigation as Solicitor General, meaning that only eight Justices will hear it.) The Access & Diversity Collaborative will closely monitor the case and continue to provide important updates in the coming weeks.
Q&A on June SAT Printing Error with Jack Buckley, Senior Vice President for Research
06/24/2015
In this interview with Jack Buckley, College Board's senior vice president for research, All Access delves deeper into the research that informed the decision to not score sections of the SAT administered in the U.S. on June 6 affected by a printing error, and explores the “how and why” behind our ability to provide reliable scores for students.
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Terry B. Grier is the superintendent of the Houston Independent School District.
06/04/2015

Terry Grier, Superintendent of Houston Independent School District and College Board Trustee reflects on the challenges and successes of expanding college access and opportunies for students in his district. He discusses the district's new EMERGE program:

#Collegiance winner Joseph An
05/21/2015

From May 1 to May 8, the College Board encouraged students who would be attending college for the first time to share fun videos announcing their college decision on Instagram and Vine with #Collegiance. The result was about 100 exciting and creative videos from students across the country who wanted to pledge their #collegiance to their future college or university. Find out who the winners are!

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!”

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.

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