ERIC Number: ED336007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching Each Student: National Challenge and Organizational Commitment. Addresses to the College Board National Forum, October 31-November 2, 1990, Boston, Massachusetts.
College Board, New York, NY.
Four speakers addressed the College Board National Forum on "Reaching Each Student" in the Fall of 1990 in Boston, Massachusetts. John F. Akers, Chairman of the Board at International Business Machines in his speech "Reaching Each Student: A Business Perspective" challenged the College Board to work with American business to change the educational scene and to meet the needs of citizens both today and in the future. Arthur Ashe, an author and television tennis commentator, spoke from a personal viewpoint about college athletes, academic standards and, in particular, African Americans. The president of Harvard University, Derek C. Bok, gave a speech entitled "Beyond Prediction: New Possibilities in Assessment." In it he discussed the recommendations of a current review of the College Board and its work which includes developing alternative testing formats, attention to the concerns of ethnic groups, and tests for non-native English speakers. Finally, Donald M. Stewart addressed the College Board's Annual Business Meeting by reviewing the ways in which the programs and services of the College Board reach each student. In particular he asked all associated with the College Board to make a commitment to the College Board's Equity Agenda. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Blacks, College Athletics, College Students, Education Work Relationship, Equal Education, Higher Education, Labor Force, Minority Groups, School Business Relationship, Test Construction, Test Use
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 (Free to College Board Members only).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College Board, New York, NY.