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Wendell D. Hall, Ph.D., Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy, the College Board
10/01/2015
Every year, millions of students take the PSAT/NMSQT — the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test — but many students and parents are unaware of the benefits of this exam. College Board's Wendell Hall reflects on how the PSAT/NMSQT is more than just a test you take at school: It opens the door to scholarships, information from colleges, AP classes, and free practice for the SAT.
Counselors learn details about the redesigned SAT and take part in a free, interactive workshop
09/28/2015
Counselors across the country are attending free counselor workshops, as the College Board works to make sure that the people who are guiding our students through the college planning process have the latest, most accurate information and resources available on our redesigned assessments, financial aid, and college advising in general.
08/28/2015
Angela Garcia offers students an inside look at the college planning resources available through Big Future, and provides tips about how to get started with the college planning process.
07/21/2015

If you know a teen who will be a high school junior or senior this fall, you know a teen who should be thinking about the college application process this summer. As former head counselor in Georgia’s DeKalb County Schools, I saw 95 percent of my advisees go to college, so I know the difference early college planning can make. It allows students to break the application process into manageable chunks and eliminates the pressure of having to do everything all at once.

 'All In' Campaign Aims To Get More Latino Students In AP Classes
07/08/2015

NBCnews.com features the All In Campaign in an article about the value of using AP potential to expand access to AP for African American, Latino, and Native American students.

Read the full article here.

Q&A on June SAT Printing Error with Jack Buckley, Senior Vice President for Research
06/24/2015
In this interview with Jack Buckley, College Board's senior vice president for research, All Access delves deeper into the research that informed the decision to not score sections of the SAT administered in the U.S. on June 6 affected by a printing error, and explores the “how and why” behind our ability to provide reliable scores for students.
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06/22/2015

At a June 22 event with the College Board, Jalen Rose, Founder and Chair of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JLRA), announced a major new initiative for Detroit students. Starting in 2017, the public charter school in Northwest Detroit will require that every student take a least one AP course as a requirement for graduation.

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.
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.
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.

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