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.
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The 2014 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, released on Sept. 18, explores perspectives and opinions of campus admission and enrollment leaders on a range of issues. The results of the survey show that 91 percent of admission directors said that their institution favors the changes the College Board is making to the SAT®. A similar majority, 92 percent, said that their institution favors the College Board’s decision to revise the essay portion of the SAT.
The Council of Great City Schools presented Terry Grier, Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District and College Board Trustee with the 2014 Green-Garner Award, the nation's highest urban education honor recognizing outstanding contributions in urban education and named in memory of urban school leaders Richard R. Green and Edward Garner. Learn more here.
For the first time since its inception in 2002, two districts were selected to win the Broad Prize for Urban Education: Gwinnett County Public Schools (GA) and Orange County Public Schools (FL). The $1 million prize is awarded each year to districts that make the greatest strides in improving academic achievement and closing the achievement gap for minority and low-income students.
The College Board’s Access & Diversity Collaborative has partnered with the American Council on Education’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy on a new survey study to examine how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions have changed contemporary admissions practices at selective colleges and universities.
AdvanceKentucky, a statewide math-science initiative dedicated to helping Kentucky’s students reach new heights in rigorous academic achievement, has had a significant statewide impact on AP participation and success rates. Joanne Lang, AdvanceKentucky's Executive Director, talks about how shifting enrollment strategies, enhancing teachers' content knowledge, and setting quantifiable goals for growth are just a few of the strategies that can have an impact at a school, district, and even state level to raise participation rates in AP, particularly among underrepresented minority students.