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Through its programs, the College Board collects data that are used to improve our programs and better serve our students. Moreover, these data are used to help inform the education community. Whether SAT, AP, or PSAT/NMSQT, the following pages are comprised of helpful data we share in an effort to be as supportive and transparent for better evidence-based decision making.

Program Data

AP

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) provides opportunities for motivated and prepared students to experience college-level courses while in high school, thereby fostering critical thinking and college persistence and success.

 

SAT

The SAT tests the reading, writing and mathematics skills that students learn in school, and that are critical for success in college and beyond. There are also the SAT Subject Tests™ which are hour-long, content-based tests that allow students to showcase achievement in specific subject areas.

 

Race and Ethnicity Data

The collection and reporting of race and ethnicity was updated in the 2015-16 to align with U.S. Department of Education guidelines. Due to these changes, you should use caution when interpreting College Board reports and making comparisons between the 2015-16 results and race and ethnicity subgroup data from prior years.