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: