Education SAT Scores, Test-Takers Tick Down Amid COVID-19 Closures
Just under 2.2 million students took the SAT in 2020, about 22,000 students fewer than last year, and average test scores dropped in both math and language arts.
Equity & Diversity College Board Reverses Course, Scraps Online Option for SAT Exams
The College Board will not offer an at-home, digital version of its SAT college entrance exam this fall, reversing an earlier plan after critics raised concerns about internet access.
Assessment Opinion I Am an AP Teacher. The College Board Failed the COVID-19 Test This Year
The College Board paid lip service to confronting the digital divide, but some students still didn't get a fair shake, writes Mariusz Gałczyński.
Equity & Diversity College Board Cancels June SAT and Amps Up Fall Testing Schedule
To make up for lost opportunities for college admissions testing during the coronavirus crisis, the board plans to offer the test more often in the fall, including some test administrations during the school day.
College & Workforce Readiness College Board Attacks New ACT Prep Service
The College Board lashed out last week at its rival, ACT Inc., saying its plan to add live teaching to its online test-prep service is more about money than public service, and accusing ACT of trying to "replace" classroom teachers with long-distance instruction.
College & Workforce Readiness Students Petition College Board to Retake June 6 SAT
A petition has been launched calling on the College Board to allow students to retake the SAT for free if they participated in the June 6 administration, which included a printing error.
College & Workforce Readiness Groups Pledge $100 Million to Expand Access and Equity to AP, IB Courses
Equal Opportunity Schools, the College Board, International Baccalaureate, and others join forces to expand programs that encourage underrepresented student to enroll in advanced courses in high school.
College & Workforce Readiness College Board and The Atlantic Launch Essay Contest for High School Students
Students can earn up to $5,000 in a new essay contest that focuses on interpreting a primary-source historical document.
Classroom Technology Free AP Classes Offered Through Massive Open Online Courses
Rice University launches edX course in AP biology, environmental science, and physics, although they are not endorsed by the College Board.
College & Workforce Readiness States Win Federal Grants to Cover AP Tests for Low-Income Students
With $28.5 million to states, the Advanced Placement Test Fee program is expected to serve up to 10 percent more low-income students in the spring of 2015 than last year.
College & Workforce Readiness Education Community Discusses What Redesigned SAT Will Mean to Students
Some like emphasis on equity and fairness by College Board; others are awaiting test details and will be closely watching schools to see if they change to better prepare all students to be college ready.
Student Achievement High School Students' Participation in Advanced Placement Continues to Grow
College Board released its 10th annual AP Report to the Nation that shows the number of high schools students taking Advanced Placement course in the past decade has doubled, yet gaps persist in participation among minority students.