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How to Access, Understand, and Use PSAT/NMSQT Scores

This post originally appeared on the Forbes website on Jan. 12, 2016. Read the original here.

Members in the News: As justices weigh affirmative action, Michigan offers an alternative

Dr. Kedra Ishop, enrollment manager at the University of Michigan and member of the Higher Education working group and the SAT Committee at the College Board, was featured in a New York Times article after she increased the number of minority students in the University's 2015 freshman class by almost 20 percent in one year.

Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College and College Board Trustee

Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College and College Board Trustee was featured in an article on, produced by the Hechinger Report about his work at Paul Quinn College, transforming the institution and bringing it back from the financial brink.

Daniel Lowmiller, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at Green Local Schools

This past month, the College Board coordinated the 2015 Chinese Bridge Delegation, an event that gave 230 U.S. school and district leaders the opportunity to visit China for a one-week educational program to experience Chinese language and culture and foster understanding between U.S. and Chinese educators. Program participant Daniel Lowmiller, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at Green Local Schools in Uniontown, Ohio, reflects on this phenomenal educational and cultural experience

College Board Signs Joint Statement on Prior-Prior Year

The College Board joined five other education organizations to author a joint statement supporting the use of prior-prior year income information for the FAFSA.

November is National American Heritage Month.

Last November marked the 25th anniversary of Native American Heritage Month. This yearly celebration provides a platform for Native Americans throughout the U.S. to share their culture and traditions. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, we’re highlighting two professional programs at the College Board that focus on supporting Native American student success.

Prior-Prior Year Action Plan

On December 2, the College Board's Board of Trustees unanimously decided that CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE will move to accept prior-prior year income information. This means that beginning with the 2017-18 financial aid cycle, PROFILE, the Institutional Need Analysis System (INAS), Institutional Methodology (IM), and the FAFSA, will all use prior-prior year tax information as the basis for assessing a family’s financial need.

Getting to Know Ericka Miller, College Board's new Chief of Membership, Governance, and Higher Education
All Access got to chat with incoming Chief of Membership, Governance and Higher Education Ericka Miller about what drew her to the College Board, and how to choose the right climate for your next travel adventure.
Current SAT vs. New SAT: Which Should I Take?

This post originally appeared on on Nov. 19, 2015. Read the original here.

The 2015-16 school year is a unique one for the SAT because students in the class of 2017 — today’s juniors — have the option of taking two different versions of the exam.

Students Natural Baptiste, Lucy Tiblier, Jacob Lockhart, Maria Velasco with Doug Christiansen at the College Board Forum
High-achieving students sat down with Vice President of Membership Barbara Cronan at Forum 2015's closing plenary to talk about the importance of education and the obstacles they've had to overcome in their quest for excellence.