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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.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 14, 2020
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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.
Mark Lieberman, June 3, 2020
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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.
Mariusz Galczynski, May 29, 2020
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Education Opinion College Board CEO on Coronavirus and SAT Testing
While all students will have the opportunity to take the SAT, the impact of the coronavirus on students varies vastly based on their circumstances, says David Coleman.
Rick Hess, April 27, 2020
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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.
Gabrielle Wanneh, April 15, 2020
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Education College Board Accused of Using Parkland Shootings for Self-Promotion
A letter from College Board President David Coleman about the Parkland school shootings has sparked anger and an apology.
Catherine Gewertz, February 22, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness News in Brief 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.
Catherine Gewertz, April 26, 2016
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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.
Caralee J. Adams, June 12, 2015
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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.
Caralee J. Adams, April 28, 2015
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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.
Caralee J. Adams, November 18, 2014
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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.
Caralee J. Adams, October 22, 2014
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Assessment College Board Pitches for Expanding AP Access
Too many students are 'missing opportunities' to take rigorous courses—and potentially boost their SAT scores, says the board.
Caralee J. Adams, October 14, 2014
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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.
Caralee J. Adams, August 13, 2014
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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.
Caralee J. Adams, March 13, 2014
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