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All Access – News for Members

06/09/2015

The College Board and ETS have determined that sections of the June 6 administration of the SAT affected by a printing error will not be scored and we will still be able to provide reliable scores for all students who took the SAT on June 6. The student test books said the section was 25 minutes, while the manual and script contained the correct time limit of 20 minutes. Learn more here.

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:

Register Now for the AP Annual Conference, July 22-26 in Austin, TX
06/04/2015

The AP Annual Conference is the largest professional development gathering of the Advanced Placement Program® (AP) and Pre-AP® communities, AP Coordinators, school counselors, and administrators from across the United States and throughout the world. Registration for the conference is now open!

Free, Personalized Practice for the Redesigned SAT® Now Available for All Students on KhanAcademy.org
05/28/2015
Official SAT® Practice for the redesigned SAT is now live on KhanAcademy.org, making free, world-class, personalized online practice available for all students. The interactive practice tools are designed to help level the playing field for students who are interested in taking the SAT and preparing for college-level courses.
Eric Johnson, Director of Communications for Scholarships & Student Aid at The University of North Carolina
05/26/2015
Financial aid and student debt have become hot topics in higher education, not to mention mainstream media. As the Director of Communications for Scholarships & Student Aid at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Eric Johnson knows the ins and outs of how we talk about student aid. He recounts his favorite parts of the job, and presents the breadth of disciplines associated with a career in financial aid-- from information design and marketing to politics and behavioral economics.
#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!

Michael Hurwitz and Jonathan Smith, Research Scientists, the College Board
05/21/2015
There exists clear evidence that low-income students do not attend the same types of colleges that higher-income students attend, even when they have the same academic credentials. There are some perfectly good reasons that low-income students make those decisions (e.g., proximity to home, financial considerations), but these choices may come at a cost. Along with our coauthor Joshua Goodman at Harvard University, our new research investigates one such cost – whether starting at an academically less selective college reduces the chances of attaining a bachelor’s degree.
College Board and Code.org Announce Comprehensive Effort to Expand Diversity in Computer Science
05/14/2015
The College Board and Code.org announced they are forming an alliance to expand access to and increase student diversity in computer science courses across America. The new partnership will make computing accessible for all students and empower them to develop skills critical to many 21st century careers
The College Wall at BASIS Tuscon North, where students post the logos of the colleges they will attend in the fall.
05/14/2015

Earlier this month, All Access traveled to Arizona where we had the chance to meet with students, faculty, and administrators from several schools in the BASIS.ed system. For two days, we were able to sit in classrooms, engage with students, and learn more about what makes BASIS students so unique.

05/14/2015
On May 13, the College Board announced a long-term partnership with Project Lead The Way (PLTW) that will increase access to and expand college and career readiness opportunities, including in critical STEM fields, for students across the United States. The organizations are bringing together the successes of the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and PLTW’s applied learning programs — both of which are shown to improve student outcomes and help ensure successful transitions to college and career.

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