Using data to boost students’ skills, opportunities. See more state education news here

| December 27, 2018

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

When schools use data from college readiness assessments, it helps teachers focus their instruction to boost students’ skills and school counselors encourage students to add more challenging courses to their class schedules.

That helps broaden the pool of students ready for college, and that’s what the College Board, which offers the SAT, PSAT and Advanced Placement assessments, is all about, said Rachel Dixon, executive director of the not-for-profit organization at a presentation last week at the Arizona School Boards Association/Arizona School Administrators annual conference in Phoenix.

“Our mission is really about helping students own their pathway to college,” Dixon said. “The College Board is an organization that’s over 114 years old. It was created to bring equity to the landscape of who’s going to college.”

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