The College Board on Governor Raimondo’s SAT/PSAT announcement

RHODE ISLAND STATEMENT
By Cyndie Schmeiser, Chief of Assessment, College Board

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«Today, Rhode Island’s Governor Gina Raimondo announced her budget proposal would
provide all 10th and 11th grade Rhode Island public high school students with free
SAT and PSAT in 2017. Previously, only some students, no matter how talented, made
it to an SAT administration on the weekend but in 2017 Rhode Island’s students will
take the SAT during the school day, which evidence shows has a deep impact on
college access.

The redesigned SAT measures the few things research shows matter most for readiness.
The close alignment of the PSAT and SAT to the Rhode Island state standards means
that the assessments will reflect what students are learning in classes. Our
assessments help make it easier for students to succeed by connecting them with
opportunities, including college application fee waivers and free, personalized
practice tools on KhanAcademy.org.

In our partnership with Rhode Island leaders, we will ensure that more students,
parents, and educators across the state can benefit from the opportunities connected
to our assessments.»

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