Platinum Partner Spotlight: The College Board

The College Board programs and services work together to help all students clear a path to their future.

The redesigned SAT Suite of Assessments provide actionable college and career readiness measurement at key points in a student's K-12 experience, in time for students to develop personal study paths proven to increase post-high school readiness. Advanced Placement opportunities, including new courses in Computer Science Principles and Seminar and Research, allow students to demonstrate and earn college credit that is recognized nationally and internationally, not just at in state colleges and universities.

Virtually EVERY Tennessee school and district utilizes a combination of College Board's PSAT, SAT and/or AP programs in support of moving more students toward college and career readiness. Each district has their own College Board data portal.

To put the power of your PSAT, SAT and AP data to practice, contact Jim Morris at 319-329-4590 or

Testimony from Shelby County Schools:

Shelby County Schools (SCS) implemented a number of exciting initiatives to ensure increased college and career preparedness for our students. Those initiatives included a partnership with the College Board to provide AP and Pre-AP professional development for our teachers as well as the implementation of SAT School Day in seven of our high schools and PSAT 9 in every SCS high school. Many of our students shared that having 43% more time per question on the SAT vs. the ACT made a big difference in allowing them to truly demonstrate what they know and are able to do. Additionally, our students took full advantage of the post-exam support provided by the College Board. The individualized practice and skills development that our students were able to access through the linking of student PSAT or SAT scores to Khan Academy will positively impact future performance for our students. We are now diving into the rich, online data reporting and will use the results to guide future instruction and intervention. I highly recommend that you reach out to Jim Morris, our Tennessee representative for the College Board. Jim has been an incredibly knowledgeable and valuable partner in bringing awareness to our district.

- Linda Sklar, Director of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics