July Updates from College Board:
Start the School Year Strong with an Official SAT® Practice School-Wide Plan
The Results Are In: Official SAT® Practice Pays Off
A study of 250,000 students from the class of 2017 showed that a little practice goes a long way—regardless of gender, race, income, or high school GPA.
In fact, 20 hours on Khan Academy® was associated with an average 115-point increase from the PSAT/NMSQT® to the SAT.
Help the students in your school get started on Official SAT Practice by developing a school-wide plan that gives every student time to practice. Professional Development Module 10 offers steps for building an Official SAT Practice implementation plan. (Please use this link, not sure Professional Development Module 10 will work, https://collegereadiness.
Consider the following successful ideas to encourage skill-building:
More ideas and useful resources are available at collegeboard.org. Get flyers, email templates, and social posts to help you start building your Official SAT Practice plan.
May Updates from College Board:
Making the Most of SAT® Suite Data
Whew! You made it through test day in April and now you are preparing to view and understand your scores. There are some great resources on the College Board website that can help:
Much more information is available at sat.org/k12.
April Updates from College Board:
Encouraging Students to Take AP® Courses and Exams
There are many reasons to encourage students to take AP courses and exams:
Using AP Potential™ for Scheduling
Student scores on the PSAT can help them decide which courses might be right for them. When they access their scores online, the College Board’s AP Potential tool shows them which AP courses they’re likely to do well. Counselors and other educators can sign in to their professional accounts to identify students who share a likelihood of success on AP, so they’ll know which courses to offer.
Accessing and Benefits of AP Potential
Here’s how to see which students have the potential for success in AP. Use these reports to guide students to challenging courses, or to determine whether you need to add more AP courses to your schedule.
The AP Potential Tool also provides standard, printable letters you can send to introduce AP to parents.
Remember, the AP Potential tool gives just one indicator of readiness for AP. Students may show readiness for AP in other ways —grades, interest in the subject, or success in earlier courses, for example. Students and their teachers or counselors can discuss next steps for taking AP.
March Updates from College Board:
February Updates from College Board:
Benefits of the SAT® Suite
Are you wondering whether you want to use the PSAT™ 8/9 assessment? PSAT 8/9 offers many benefits to students and teachers, helping students determine what they need to work on most so that they’re ready for college when they graduate from high school—and it supports educators as they guide the way.
A Head Start
The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10—in a way that makes sense for eighth and ninth graders. It measures what they’re already learning in their classrooms, shows them whether they’re on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. This means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT.
Students over age 13 can share their scores with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to create a personalized practice experience. It’s the best way to prepare for other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments, and it’s free.
- PSAT 8/9 can be given during a flexible fall and/or spring testing window, including the same day as the SAT School Day and PSAT 10
- Results are included in the SAT Suite of Assessments Reporting Portal where you can run reports, look for trends, and get files to import into your student information system
- Students and teachers can access AP Potential™, a tool that identifies ninth graders likely to succeed in AP World History or AP European History
- Students can access Roadtrip Nation’s career roadmaps, helping them see where their interests can take them
From time to time, relevant information will be posted on the RIASP website, from the College Board, which will assist you in navigating this SAT and PSAT assessment process.
Are you ready for the SAT® School Day and PSAT™10, coming this April?
Here are a few resources available to you today: