College Board’s ACES System Gets a Makeover
College Board’s ACES System Gets a MakeoverEmily Shaw, Senior Director of Validity Research, College Board
Colleges are always taking steps to better understand and serve their incoming class—from recruitment to retention to improving student outcomes, more information leads to better policies and practices. This month, the College Board launched its revamped Admitted Class Evaluation Service (ACES) online platform. ACES is the College Board’s free, online automated validity study service. It provides colleges and universities using SAT, ACCUPLACER, AP, and CLEP scores in their admission or placement policies with information on how those policies are working and ways to improve their policies to meet their institutional needs. The new system helps institutions go one step further to gather that necessary evidence and use it to make more informed decisions using scores from College Board assessments to promote positive student and institutional outcomes.
The redesigned ACES system is modern, offers more capabilities to users, and is designed to provide more relevant and inherently useful information back to institutions. There is a streamlined user interface and sign-on process for users; new reports, analyses, and features to help institutions understand the relationships between test scores and key outcomes; interactive graphs; and faster delivery of reports. In addition, retention and completion study reports will be available in the new system later this summer.
Check out the new ACES system and the revamped website now!