College Board

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association in the United States that was formed in 1900 as the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). It is composed of more than 5,900 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. It sells standardized tests used by academically oriented post-secondary education institutions to measure a student's ability. The College Board is headquartered in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. David Coleman is the current president of College Board, who, in October 2012, replaced his predecessor Gaston Caperton, former Governor of West Virginia, who has held this position since 1999

In addition to managing tests for which it charges fees, the College Board works with programs that claim to increase achievement by poor and minority middle and high school students. Funded by grants from various foundations, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the College Board Schools operate autonomously within New York City public school buildings. A similar program named EXCELerator began a pilot program for the 2006–2007 school year at 11 schools in Washington, D.C., Jacksonville/Duval County, FL, and Chicago Public Schools. Both of these school reform programs use the SpringBoard and CollegeEd materials as part of their programs.

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