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College Board, 2015
In the fall of 2014, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to help determine their level of readiness for college. The PSAT/NMSQT 2014 State Summary Reports summarize the characteristics, scores and educational plans of the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017.
Descriptors: High School Students, College Entrance Examinations, Critical Reading, Reading Achievement
College Board, 2015
In the fall of 2014, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to help determine their level of readiness for college. The PSAT/NMSQT 2014 State Summary Reports summarize the characteristics, scores and educational plans of the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017.
Descriptors: High School Students, College Entrance Examinations, Critical Reading, Reading Achievement
Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan; Niu, Sunny; Howell, Jessica – College Board, 2015
Maine replaced its existing high school statewide assessment with the SAT® and administered the exam to almost all public high school juniors. A primary goal of this policy change was to increase 4-year college enrollment by public school students in Maine. This brief report provides an overview of the data, research methodology employed, as well…
Descriptors: Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Management, High School Seniors, Educational Change
Ma, Jennifer; Baum, Sandy; Pender, Matea; Bell, D'Wayne – College Board, 2015
The increases in tuition and fee prices in 2015-16 were, like the increases in the two preceding years, relatively small by historical standards. However, the very low rate of general inflation makes this year's increases in college prices larger in real terms than those of 2014-15 and 2013-14. Significantly, and perhaps counter to public…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Tuition, Fees, College Students
Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer; Pender, Matea; Bell, D'Wayne – College Board, 2015
As the nation slowly emerges from the Great Recession, the patterns of student aid are returning to the paths they were on before the economy crashed. The federal government, which dramatically stepped up its subsidies to students in 2009-10 and 2010-11, continues to play an expanded role, but not a growing role. Students continue to borrow at…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
Avery, Christopher; Howell, Jessica S.; Page, Lindsay – College Board, 2014
Identifying the best set of colleges to which to apply is not a simple task. The importance of any one application depends on the likely outcomes of other applications, and this logic and information is difficult to grasp for anyone, let alone high school students. To simplify this task, the College Board recommends that students submit a total of…
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, Barriers
Godfrey, Kelly; Matos-Elefonte, Haifa; Ewing, Maureen; Patel, Priyank – College Board, 2014
The study presented here is an investigation and comparison of the relationships between the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and dual-enrolled high school courses and college outcomes. Previous research provides evidence that participation in AP, and subsequent success on AP Exams, is positively related to various college outcomes including an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2014
In March 2005, substantial revisions were made to the SAT, to better align test specifications with K-12 curriculum (Lawrence, Rigol, Van Essen & Jackson, 2003). Over the last five years, the College Board has made a concerted effort to collect higher education outcome data to document evidence of the validity of the SAT for use in college…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Alignment (Education), Validity, Cohort Analysis
Wyatt, Jeff; Smith, Kara; Proestler, Nina – College Board, 2014
The ability of the United States to remain competitive in the expanding global economy will require a more knowledgeable and skilled workforce than ever before. Most of the jobs in the fastest-growing industries will require individuals with some postsecondary education. As such, there is a need to engage students in an effective college- and…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates
Avery, Christopher; Howell, Jessica S.; Page, Lindsay – College Board, 2014
The limited availability of college counseling for many students, especially those from low-income families, means that advising and ready assistance with each stage of the college search and application process is lacking. The research summarized in this brief indicates that the deficiencies in the quality and quantity of college counseling…
Descriptors: Colleges, College Bound Students, School Counseling, Counseling Services
Kaliski, Pamela K.; Godfrey, Kelly E. – College Board, 2014
The focus of this research is to evaluate the relationship between advanced high school science courses and college outcomes, with a focus on the benefit of Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) participation and performance in comparison to other high school options (e.g., dual enrollment, honors, and regular science high school courses). Although…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, High School Students, Science Instruction, Outcomes of Education
Shaw, Emily J.; Marini, Jessica; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2014
The Study evaluated the predictive validity of various operationalizations of AP® Exam and course information that could be used to make college admission decisions. The incremental validity of different AP variables, above and beyond traditional admission measures such as SAT® and high school grade point average (HSGPA), in predicting first-year…
Descriptors: College Admission, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade Point Average, Predictive Validity
Zhang, Xiuyuan; Patel, Priyank; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2014
AP Potential™ is an educational guidance tool that uses PSAT/NMSQT® scores to identify students who have the potential to do well on one or more Advanced Placement® (AP®) Exams. Students identified as having AP potential, perhaps students who would not have been otherwise identified, should consider enrolling in the corresponding AP course if they…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Scores
College Board, 2014
From the moment students step into an Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) classroom, they notice the difference in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of their classmates, in the new way of thinking the curriculum requires. More than just a class, AP is a community of students and educators who are passionate, curious, and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, African American Students, American Indian Students, Asian American Students
College Board, 2014
This report provides educators and policymakers with information they can use to celebrate their successes, understand their unique challenges, and set meaningful goals to increase opportunity for all students. It is important to note that while AP® Exams are valid measures of students' content mastery of college-level studies in specific academic…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, African American Students, American Indian Students, Asian American Students
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