News from New England’s Regional Vice President and Regional Council Chair
News from New England’s Regional Vice President and Regional Council ChairEd Klotzbier, New England Regional Vice President and Rachelle Pérusse, Ph.D., Regional Council Chair and Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
Providing opportunity and promoting student success is at the heart of an educator's profession. We honor the key role you play in the lives of aspiring students. We’re excited to share College Board: All Access, our newest communications tool to help better connect K-12 and Higher Ed members to the College Board.
Our New England Regional members are among the finest seasoned and emerging leaders in secondary and post-secondary education. Together, we want to help one another learn and grow in the profession and help propel the students we serve into opportunities that they have earned. We want to extend our ongoing invitation to partner with you in your important work.
This fall, we have already coordinated several convenings for our members including the very successful 2014 Financial Aid Institute. The New England Team was able to reach nearly 1,400 school counselors at workshops held throughout New England since the start of the school year. We are also hosting webinars and other informational sessions on the redesigned SAT. More information on the new SAT can be found at collegereadiness.collegeboard.org.
Recently, the College Board released program results for the class of 2014, which shows that New England’s students are high performers on the PSAT/NMSQT, Advanced Placement, and SAT. Participation rates and SAT scores were among the highest in the nation in several New England states. And, four out of the six New England states were above the national average in Advanced Placement in both participation and performance, a real testament to providing students access and the support they need to succeed. Your New England based-team is working with educators throughout our region by providing effective tools like AP Potential so that students who exhibit potential for more challenging course work are identified and provided the opportunities AP courses offer.
On behalf of the College Board, thank you for all that you do to support students so that they have the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education. Together, we can deliver opportunity to countless students throughout our region, the country, and the world.
We look forward to bringing you up to date information from the New England region on All Access, and I encourage all members in the region to share their own news with College Board membership by clicking here.