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The Research department actively supports the College Board mission by:

  • Providing data-based solutions to important education questions
  • Applying scientific procedures and methodologies to inform our work
  • Designing and evaluating improvements to current assessments as well as developing new assessments and educational tools to ensure the highest technical standards
  • Analyzing and resolving critical issues for all programs, including AP, SAT and PSAT/NMSQT
  • Developing standards and conducting college and career readiness alignment studies
  • Publishing findings and presenting research at key scientific and educational conferences
  • Generating new knowledge and forward-thinking ideas with a highly trained and credentialed staff