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#Collegiance Returns: Celebrate Students’ College Decision
For the second year, the College Board is recognizing the hard work of these students with #Collegiance, a social media contest for students who pledge their collegiance in a creative and original way on Instagram.
A note to our members regarding today’s Reuters article
A note to our members regarding today’s Reuters article
Turner Named Vice Provost for Admissions, Washington University in St. Louis
Ronné Patrick Turner, member of the Board of Trustees and chair of the National Guidance and Admission Assembly, has been appointed vice provost for admissions at Washington University in St. Louis.
David Coleman announces the College Board's partnership with Khan Academy in March 2014
Nick Anderson of the Washington Post sat down with David Coleman for an article out today about the new SAT and its implications for students. Read the full article here on All Access.
Stacy Caldwell, Vice President of College Readiness Assessments

The following post originally appeared on on March 1, 2016. Read the original here.

On March 5, high school students across the country will sit down to take a new version of the SAT college admission test. Here are some important things they should keep in mind before arriving at their test center.

Panelists at the College Board's Southern Regional Forum discuss how they're expanding college access and opportunity for students.

When the College Board announced that it was redesigning the SAT in March 2014, CEO David Coleman proclaimed, “What this country needs is not more tests, but more opportunities.” At the Southern Regional Forum, higher education and K–12 member leaders shared how they are using assessments like the SAT to further their commitment to student opportunity.

This year, the A Dream Deferred planning committee has amassed a dynamic set of speakers and presenters who will spark lively and necessary discussion of issues of race, inclusion, diversity, and college access for African American students. And if these speakers aren’t reason enough to attend this unique event, we've identified some additional motivation for your consideration.
Panelists at the 2016 College Board Western Regional Forum Plenary Session
Aaron Lemon-Strauss, the College Board’s executive director of assessment prep programs, was joined by a venerable panel of practitioners to provide insight into strategies to help underrepresented students succeed. Anne DeLuca, associate vice chancellor for admissions & enrollment at University of California, Berkeley; Steve Fisk, principal of North Central High School in Washington state; and Michael McCormick, superintendent of California's Val Verde Unified School District, highlighted innovative yet simple ways to get all students on the path to college
From Preparation to Application: The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success
This year, students preparing for college will have a new tool at their fingertips — a suite of online, mobile-friendly platforms where they can store and curate the work they’re most proud of, build a college search list, keep track of their college application materials, and get advice from their counselors and trusted mentors. These resources come from the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (CAAS), a diverse group of 90+ colleges and universities that are committed to providing college access to students of all backgrounds.
Counselors, financial aid professionals, and admission officers discuss the implications of prior-prior year at the College Board's Midwestern Regional Forum.

It was standing-room only at today’s Midwestern Regional Forum session on prior-prior year and financial aid. A remarkably even cross-section of counselors, financial aid professionals, and admission officers gathered to hear colleagues discuss the implementation strategy for prior-prior year and its potential challenges over the next several months.