Clearing a Path for Latino Students
Clearing a Path for Latino StudentsCollege Board Communications
President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Reverend Samuel Rodriguez sat down with College Board President and CEO David Coleman this spring to discuss what the College Board is doing to serve Latino students.
Below is an excerpt from their conversation.
Rev. Samuel Rodriquez: How is [the College Board’s] work impacting Hispanic students?
David Coleman: I had the honor of meeting Sabrina Rosales, a senior at Cesar E. Chavez High School in Houston, last year. Sabrina spent 90 minutes after school every day practicing on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, which was on top of practicing in school once a week for 45 minutes.
Her hard work paid off—she improved her SAT score by 230 points. Sabrina is a stellar student, she has a 4.0 GPA, and she has her sights set on the University of Texas since she was in 5th grade. She will be the first person in her family to attend college.
At the College Board, we also create and administer the Advanced Placement Exams, which are college-level exams students can take in high school in order to save money and time in college.
One of the most joyful days at the College Board is when I heard the story about Cedrick Argueta, a Los Angeles student, son of a Salvadorian maintenance worker and a Filipino nurse, who was one of 12 students out of 302,531 worldwide to get every question right in Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam.
His story made so many headlines (including Univision’s), that last year President Obama invited him to the White House. Today, he is living his dream as a freshman at Stanford University.
As an educator, these are the kinds of stories that warm my heart and motivate me to ensure we clear the path to college for millions of students.
Read the full interview on Univision.