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David Coleman attends the announcement of SAT school day in New York City

College Board President and CEO David Coleman joined the NYC DOE for its announcement that the City will offer the SAT exam free of charge to all students during the school day in the spring of their high school junior year, starting in the 2016-17 school year.


All Access sits down with College Board’s Vice President for Higher Education Access and Strategy Connie Betterton and Executive Director for Higher Education Initiatives Anne Sturtevant to discuss “prior-prior year,” or PPY, and get to the bottom of what educators and students can expect.

Announcing New Chief of Membership, Governance, and Higher Education: Ericka Miller
The College Board is pleased to announce that Ericka Miller will become our new Chief of Membership, Governance and Higher Education. Ericka will lead our overall work in Membership, Governance, and Higher Education, ensuring effective integration and collaboration among these critical divisions. Read more about Ericka!
PPY Among Discussion Topics at College Board Joint Council Meeting

College Board’s member leaders gathered in New York City on September 27-28, shortly after the federal government announced that the FAFSA would move to use of prior-prior year (PPY) income information (families will be asked to report income from two years prior). A big question on the minds of K12 and higher ed member leaders alike was: what does PPY mean for students?

Barbara Jenkins, Superintendent of Orange County Public Schools, Orange County, FL

This post originally appeared in the Orlando Sentinel on October 14, 2015. Click here to access the original article.

With so much discussion of late regarding testing, this is a good time to talk about some positive aspects of student assessment that can provide significant opportunities for their future.

Wendell D. Hall, Ph.D., Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy, the College Board

Every year, millions of students take the PSAT/NMSQT — the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test — but many students and parents are unaware of the benefits of this exam. College Board's Wendell Hall reflects on how the PSAT/NMSQT is more than just a test you take at school: It opens the door to scholarships, information from colleges, AP classes, and free practice for the SAT.