DAY 1 Wednesday, October 25, 2017
7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
8:30–10:30 a.m.Test Center Supervisor Workshop (Supervisors Only)
SAT test center supervisors will hear feedback gathered from their peers and learn how it will be implemented for the 2017-18 school year. SAT Test Center Supervisors only.
1:15–2:15 p.m.Connecting Assessment to Student Success and Opportunity: Year One Results
This session will discuss cohort data from the first full year with the SAT Suite of Assessments, with a focus on understanding student growth in college readiness.Higher Education & Upward Mobility
This session will draw upon the perspectives of college leaders, policymakers, and researchers to discuss why colleges need to help many more students achieve economic success.The Future of Pre-AP
Pre-AP is a program that offers instructional resources, student practice, professional learning, and classroom-based assessments to institutions interested in earning an official Pre-AP designation.
2:30–3:45 p.m.AP Instruction in a 1:1 Classroom
In this session learn how to harness the power of technology in a 1:1 classroom to drive a rigorous AP United States History curriculum.Beyond the First Year: A Holistic Admission Process
Learn about a holistic admission process that identifies long-term academic potential based on academic and non-academic factors.From Prospect to Grad: Using Technology to Support the Student Life Cycle
In this session, we will discuss how Rutgers University developed and utilizes two online resources to connect K–12 students to the university.Growing and Sustaining a Large AP Program
In this session we will demonstrate how to grow and sustain a large, vibrant AP program.How Colleges Can Support Men of Color
Presenters from MDRC and Lone Star College consider strategies and approaches from colleges across the nation aimed at supporting the college success of young men of color.Improving Students’ Career Outcomes with Better College and Career Advising
Researchers and practitioners share how college choice and academic and non-academic activities during college shape students’ career opportunities.Partnerships Between Community-Based Organizations, High Schools, and Colleges
This session explores how community-based organizations, high schools, and colleges can work together to help students succeed.Predicting College Success in a Time of Change
This session will review recent research on grade inflation and preliminary research on the validity of the new SAT.Preparing and Empowering Students: Resources and Supports for AP
Learn more about this system of supports, the timeline for implementation, and what your school can expect from AP.Replacing the Mantle of Mediocrity with a Culture of Success
Educators from Malverne UFSD will share the strategies that have brought them national recognition for working to close the opportunity gap.Roundtable: Early FAFSA and Prior-Prior Year: Reflections from the Field
In this session professionals will reflect on what did and didn’t work in the first year of early FAFSA and prior-prior year income reporting.Two-Year to Four-Year Connection: Working Together for Successful Transfer
This panel of community college transfer coordinators will share the most effective practices for supporting transfer students.Virtual Advising: A Forum on the Benefits and Challenges
In this session, a panel of advisers from the College Advising Corps will discuss how counselors and college access advisers can collaborate to support students.
4–5:15 p.m.All Means All: Equity and Access for All Students Through an MTSS Framework
Participants will learn the components of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), as well as the ways in which data-driven decision making can be used to create an inclusive school culture.AP Computer Science Principles: Engaging All Students
This session will show how AP Computer Science Principles engages and inspires students who have a variety of disciplinary interests.Beyond the Missions Trip: College Applications in a Multicultural World
Schools can thoughtfully prepare students to demonstrate the cultural competency skills colleges expect them to arrive with upon matriculation.Clearing the Path: Support for Students with Disabilities
School counselors examine a new accommodations process and best practices to provide critical guidance and support for students with disabilities.Creating College Opportunities for Lower-Income Students
Participants will discuss strategies to create college opportunities for lower-income students with leaders of the American Talent Initiative.Lessons Learned While Dreaming Big
This session will provide important insights into collaboration across sectors to promote educational equity and college access.Prepare for Placement: The Impact of Placement Tests on New College Students
This session is about the next-generation ACCUPLACER placement tests and the impact placement tests can have on a student’s college experience.Roundtable: Unafraid DACA Educators Supporting Undocumented Students
This session is intended for educators who directly and indirectly work with “DACAmented” undocumented students.Serving Our International Students: Above and Beyond the Student Visa
Three very different universities in North Carolina share their best practices and address challenges in serving their international students.Student Safety Net: Supporting Students in Their First Year in College
An academic coaching program and a course for at-risk students will be presented, along with their respective rationales and implementation processes.The New Normal: Looking Beyond Prior-Prior Year
Participate in a conversation on the impact of the earlier financial aid calendar and use of prior-prior year income on deadlines, practices and communications for the admission and award cycle.This Is Big Change: High School Graduates Through the Early 2030s
Limited growth is projected in the number of graduates through 2025, leading to 8% fewer by the early 2030s, while the majority will be non-white.Trading Places: School Counselor as Financial Aid Officer
If you were a financial aid officer, how would you choose which students should receive your limited need-based aid dollars?
DAY 2 Thursday, October 26, 2017
7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
9:30–10:30 a.m.Looking at Inclusion through a Global Lens: How International Universities Approach Access
Panelists will explore strategies, approaches & best practices for expanding diversity and inclusion, locally and globally, to advance their own institutional missions.The College Board and Civics Education
This panel will discuss what we seek from an informed, engaged citizenry, the educational supports and systems necessary to create such citizens.The Environmental Context Dashboard: A Data-Driven Model to Understand Context in Admissions
College Board staff will share broader results on the Dashboard’s impact on admission decisions and lead attendees in a discussion of where to go from here to best support the work of admissions.The Power of the Principal
The panel will examine the critical role of the principal in advancing student achievement and fostering great teachers and how College Board can support their work.
10:45 a.m.–NoonAccelerating Academic Success for Long-Term English Language Learners
This presentation about AVID Excel will outline key instructional routines that address the needs of long-term English language learners.Admissions Offices Adopting Committee-Based Evaluation
A study of five admissions offices that implemented committee-based evaluation and experienced changes to productivity, professionalism, and culture.African American High School Students—Sharing Solutions for Success
Join the village in this interactive session to discuss models that encourage success and maximize the potential of African American high school students.Building an Equitable AP Program: A Model for Urban School Districts
This session will share strategies and practices that can be replicated in large urban districts looking to increase student participation and success in AP.Building an Evidence Base to Support Diversity and Inclusion
The Access and Diversity Collaborative will provide guidance on how to create an evidence base for holistic review to support diversity on campus.Building Transfer-Affirming Cultures at Two- and Four-Year Institutions
Emerging research reveals how two- and four-year institutions can build transfer-affirming campus cultures for students.CANCELED: AP Mentoring : An Approach to Peer-to-Peer Learning
AP Mentoring, a new teacher-to-teacher support program for teachers of all experience levels, is a terrific opportunity for professional development.Cheap Oil, Politics, and Isolationism and the Effects on International Admission
Education leaders ponder the implications of slowing world economies, the price of oil, Brexit, and the U.S. political climate.Increasing AP Access and Achievement for Urban Students
Practitioners highlight success in improving AP access and achievement in partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative.Micro-Scholarships: Promoting Student Access and Success
Every year thousands of high school students fall off track but Raise.me micro-scholarships keep more than one million students engaged throughout high school.Post-College Earnings: What the Data Say, What Students Need to Know
Growing data sources demonstrate college's economic benefits but how well do prospective and current students use this data, and how might they?Roundtable: Large Public University Perceptions: The “Backup School” Myth
Are we setting families up for disappointment by using the phrase backup school? This session explores the perception of selectivity and rankings versus the reality of outcomes.Supporting Students Using MyCoalition
The MyCoalition technology platform offers a simple and straightforward method for collaborating with students to advance outcomes.The School Counselor's Toolkit: Maximizing the Score Reporting Portal
Learn effective academic and college advising strategies utilizing the score reporting portal for the SAT Suite of Assessments.
1:15–2:30 p.m.AP Capstone: An Entry Point for All Students?
Can AP's new diploma program help schools increase equitable access to AP for all students?AP Funding Under ESSA: Good and Bad News for Low-Income Students
Join us to review various state actions in 2016-17 that succeeded in continuing access to AP Exams for low-income students.Building Networks of Support for a College-Going Culture
Learn about support provided in low-income rural Texas and urban California settings to strengthen college-going culture and student success.Changing Life Trajectories in Equal Opportunity AP Programs
Learn how to eliminate the participation gap in AP with revolutionary data-driven tools to identify, recruit, and support underrepresented students.College Access Is a Family Affair
This session highlights the impact that a university-sponsored social justice college access program has on the parents of program participants.Eye on Washington: What's Ahead in Federal Higher Education Policy
Get the latest news and understand forthcoming proposals from the 115th Congress and the new administration on federal higher education policy.How Three Winning Districts Went All In on SAT Practice
Hear from three winning districts about what they did to boost the number of students using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.Mind the Gap: Access and Equity in the AP Classroom
We will discuss creating a culture of excellence in the changing AP classroom while actively recruiting and meeting the needs of underrepresented students.Providing Equitable College and Financial Aid Advising for All
Participants will learn about strategies that have significantly increased college access and FAFSA completion in a large urban school district.Roundtable: A Guide to Best Practices: Awarding Transfer and Prior Learning Credit
The presenters will discuss the updated Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit and the importance of the statement to student outcomes.The Common Application: Expanding the Future of Higher Education Access
Join staff from The Common Application for an in-depth update on the application system and a discussion of who we are, who we serve, and what we do.
2:30–3 p.m.Pre-AP Program
If you missed the Pre-AP session during the Colloquium, please stop by the Networking Center to learn more!The College Board’s New and Improved Admitted Class Evaluation Service™ (ACES™)
Join us to learn more about the College Board’s free, easy-to-use, automated validity study tool.
3–4:15 p.m.A New York Student State of Mind: P-20 Partnerships for Student Success
This session will highlight P-20 partnerships in New York that demonstrate collaboration between educators and state leaders.An Early College High School Model for At-Risk Students
This session describes an early college high school model for a diverse, at-risk population that redefines the idea of college readiness.Building Argument, Collaboration, and Research Skills Through Social Media
Using technology across national and international lines to create and sustain partnerships and build research, argument, and collaboration skills.Canceled: The Kids Are All Right
Learn tips on what counselors and faculty can do to address students' stress and anxiety.Connecting Students to Opportunity with a Redesigned CSS Profile
In this session financial aid practitioners will share how the CSS Profile has improved the aid application process for families applying for nonfederal institutional aid.Counselors, Colleges, and the Redesigned SAT
A panel of school counselors and enrollment managers will examine admission insights and best practices since the launch of the redesigned SAT.Creating a College Mindset at the Middle School Level
This session offers strategies for developing a college mindset in middle school so that students have information to make decisions for high school and beyond.Debunking the Model Minorty Myth
Southeast Asian educational attainment data, as it relates to high school graduation and post-secondary degree attainment is disparaging.Enhancing the Opportunity Pathway for Military Students and Veterans
An overview of programs and initiatives designed to ensure the educational success of students affiliated with the U.S. military.Grow Your STEM Students On A College Campus
The Calculus Project and Leadership Academy at Boston University prepares students of color to succeed in STEM and become leaders in their community.Roundtable: Special Circumstances and Professional Judgment in Financial Aid
Join a panel of seasoned financial aid professionals as they share professional judgment case studies.Transfer and Degree attainment: College pathways for Latino students
This session looks at transfer and degree attainment for Latino students at the state and institutional level.
DAY 3 Friday, October 27, 2017
7 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
8–9:15 a.m.10 Questions Colleges Should Ask to Understand Their Retention Challenges
Learn which questions to ask of your data to uncover your institutions’ retention challenges and opportunities.CANCELED: Roundtable: Incorporating Nationally Recognized Assessments into State Systems
Panelists will discuss the benefits and challenges of incorporating nationally recognized high school assessments into state systems.Expanding Opportunities: Best Practices for Enrolling Low-Income Students
Panelists will share best practices for reaching and enrolling low-income students.Fostering Educational Equity
This session focuses on fostering educational equity for socioeconomically disadvantaged students by providing just-in-time financial education.How to Choose the Right AP Materials
The materials you select affect your students’ success. Learn how choose and use AP materials to propel your students to success.Infusing Literacy into the Math Classroom
A panel of math educators discuss how to connect literacy and math in your class to increase student achievement.Pathways to Success: A Seamless Transfer Partnership
Learn how a Texas community college and a four-year university partner to provide seamless transfer opportunities for students.Re-Imagined Rigor: An AP Classroom for All Students
This session will explore research findings on what influences student success in AP.The Next NPSAS: Improving Financial Aid Data Analysis
Exciting enhancements to the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) will make it even more powerful in the analysis of student financial aid.The ROI of Higher Education
This discussion will focus on perspectives from The ROI of Higher Education (Teachers College Press, 2017).Using SAT Suite Data to Inform Instruction and Improve Student Success
Learn best practices from district leaders who have improved student results on SAT Suite assessments using the K–12 score reporting portal.
9:30–10:45 a.m.#RealTalk with Students
Join students from the College Board's Advisory Panel on Student Opportunity as they share perspectives about issues in education.CANCELED: College Recruitment and Communications: Peeking into the Inbox
An insider's look at communications students receive from colleges highlighting common themes, value to students, and common recruitment practices.Creating Equitable Access and Outcomes in AP
This session provides strategy and insight to improve access and outcomes in AP.Helping Students Make Financially-Informed College Choices
Learn how both higher education and secondary school counselors help ensure students understand the financial commitment of college.International Recruiting—What to Do When You're Late to the Party
Jump start your international recruiting program with sage advice from four experienced practitioners who are building effective programs now.Summer Activities for AP Students
Orange County Public Schools will highlight two successful activities for AP students: AP Human Geography Summer Camp and CLEP Prep Summer Camp.The Neuroscience Behind Teenage Performance and Motivation in High School
Dive deep into neuroscience as we examine brain development during teenage years and how these neurological changes shape the high school experience.The Power in Representation: Exposing Students to History's Hidden Figures
Participants will learn how to reconstruct course syllabi in a way that ensures a passion for the sciences and math can be developed at the primary and secondary level.The Power of Partnerships
This session will explore a partnership between a university, an educational nonprofit, and a large, urban high school in the Dallas–Fort Worth area.What Students Really Want: How 160 Characters Will Revolutionize Education
Uncover the texting practices likely to increase college persistence. Hear from low-income, first-generation students who no longer want traditional support.
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.