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All Access – News for Members


For the first time ever, the College Board has released combined results from three of its programs – PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The national and state-level results paint a more complete picture of student progress during high school, showing missed opportunities for just-graduated students and areas where action can be taken to improve student outcomes for those still in high school.

Greg Walker, Vice President of the College Board's Midwestern Regional Office
Greg Walker, Vice President of the College Board's Midwestern Regional Office tells All Access why he's motivated to dive into a new school year, and highlights counselor workshops, professional development, and Access to Opportunity as core elements of the region's work this year.
Create your own #backtoschoolfavorite
Share what you're most excited about this back-to-school season with All Access and the College Board! Whether it's the fall foliage, or a new #2 pencil, we want to know what motivates you this time of year as students gear up for another year of learning.
College Board Forum 2014, Oct. 27-29, Las Vegas, NV

The College Board Forum is the preeminent annual gathering of K–12 and higher education professionals from all areas of expertise.

The Forum offers a wealth of sessions and workshops led by experienced colleagues that focus on finding solutions to today’s most pressing education issues.

Roadtrippers stopped by the College Board national office in New York City

Roadtrip Nation, a career exploration organization based in Southern California, and the College Board recently collaborated to offer four first-generation college students the chance to travel around the country in an RV and interview successful professionals who were also the first in their families to graduate from college. The trip, which ends this week, is being filmed for a one-hour documentary that will air on PBS in spring 2015.

Measuring the Impact of High School Counselors on College Enrollment

College Board researchers Michael Hurwitz and Jessica Howell examined the causal impact of an additional high school counselor on students' four-year college enrollment rates. Using high school counselor staff counts and four-year college-going rates collected through the Schools and Staffing Survey, they discovered that an additional high school counselor is predicted to increase enrollment in four-year colleges by 10 percent. The researchers discuss their findings with the Policy Analysis for California Education's Conditions of Education blog.

David Coleman and Stefanie Sanford at Next New World Conference

David Coleman, President of the College Board and Stefanie Sanford, Chief of Global Policy & Advocacy both joined other national thought leaders at the Thomas Friedman Next New World Conference on June 12, 2014.

Ángela María García, Executive Director of College Planning and Access, College Board
Ángela María García, Executive Director of College Planning and Access for the College Board blogged for, and laid out ten ideas for students gearing up to start college in the fall. From completing all necessary financial aid and housing forms, to shopping for school supplies, García's tips aim to help students transition into the next big phase in their lives.
William E. Harner, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools, Quakertown Community School District
Quakertown Community School District Superintendent William Harner chats with All Access at the 2014 AP® Annual Conference about what information he will take back to his district, and what he's learning from his colleagues across the country to improve student outcomes in his district.
John Quiñones talks to AP teachers at 2014 AP Annual Conference
John Quiñones, host of ABC’s What Would You Do?, closed out the 2014 AP Annual Conference by sharing his experiences as the first in his family to go to college. Quiñones, who grew up in San Antonio, told the audience that he dreamed of going to college, but his teachers and counselors steered him away from more challenging classes. It wasn’t until his 10th-grade teacher told him that she liked his writing that he began to think more seriously about opportunities like AP.