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Current SAT vs. New SAT: Which Should I Take?
11/19/2015

This post originally appeared on Forbes.com on Nov. 19, 2015. Read the original here.

The 2015-16 school year is a unique one for the SAT because students in the class of 2017 — today’s juniors — have the option of taking two different versions of the exam.

Students Natural Baptiste, Lucy Tiblier, Jacob Lockhart, Maria Velasco with Doug Christiansen at the College Board Forum
11/12/2015
High-achieving students sat down with Vice President of Membership Barbara Cronan at Forum 2015's closing plenary to talk about the importance of education and the obstacles they've had to overcome in their quest for excellence.
"Explore College" Night at Ballou High School Gets Rave Reviews by Staff and Students
11/09/2015
The “Explore College” night event at Ballou High School in Southeast Washington, D.C., held as part of Forum 2015, was a success for students who wanted to learn more about financial aid and college admission, as well as for College Board staff.
Elizabeth Slavitt
11/06/2015
“It’s 10 p.m. and you don’t understand mitosis, and you really need to understand mitosis for a test the next day. We want to be there for you in that moment.” So began Elizabeth Slavitt, director of content for Khan Academy (KA), as she spoke at the Forum’s closing plenary about the real-time benefits of the online learning tool and the organization’s relationship with the College Board.
Director of Financial Aid at Indiana University
11/06/2015
Jackie Kennedy-Fletcher, director of financial aid at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., talks with All Access about her Forum experience.
Challenges and Opportunities in the College Application Process
11/06/2015
Considering the struggling state of the economy and the rising costs associated with college, it’s no wonder that Wednesday’s “Contemporary Issues in Admission and Financial Aid” session at Forum 2015 was standing-room only.
Students who have been doing SAT practice online through Khan Academy as part of the College Board’s pilot program at the Boys and Girls Clubs in Oxnard, Calif., and Columbus, Ohio, gave the website glowing reviews, but didn’t mince their words when it came to suggestions.
11/06/2015
Students who have been doing SAT practice online through Khan Academy as part of the College Board’s pilot program at the Boys and Girls Clubs in Oxnard, Calif., and Columbus, Ohio, gave the website glowing reviews but didn’t mince their words when it came to suggestions.
Official SAT Practice with the Advisory Panel for Student Opportunity
11/06/2015
We wanted to introduce Forum attendees to Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, so we set up a learning lab in the Networking Center. Yesterday, a group of students from our Advisory Panel on Student Opportunity came to see the tool.
Trends in College Application, Admission, Enrollment, Prices, and Payoff
11/05/2015
Guest Blogger Kristen Capezza, Executive Director of University Admissions at Adelphi University, captures a morning discussion at Forum titled Trends in College Application, Admission, Enrollment, Prices, and Payoff-- Read Kristen's recap!
Douglas Christiansen, chair of the Board of Trustees, presenting the College Board Medal for Distinguished Service to Education to Alma Powell
11/05/2015

There was nothing but admiration and praise for Alma Powell and her America’s Promise Alliance as she received the College Board Medal for Distinguished Service to Education on Thursday. The medal is the highest honor given to any individual by the College Board, in recognition of outstanding national leadership and service in the advancement of educational opportunity.

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