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Provider

The College Board

Contact Information

Primary

Stephen McCue
2099 Gateway Place
Suite 550
San Jose, CA 95110

Phone: (866) 392-4078
Email: smccue@collegeboard.org

Secondary

Sandra Williams-Hamp
2099 Gateway Place
Suite 550
San Jose, CA 95110

Phone: (866) 392-4078
Email: swilliams-hamp@collegeboard.org

General Information

Website: www.collegeboard.org
Effectiveness Data: www.collegeboard.org/research
Type of Organization: Other
Non-profit organization
Organization is best described as: Non-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 100+
Level(s) services may be provided: - Middle
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Assessment
Comprehensive & Effective Planning
Content Curriculum Programs
Curriculum Alignment
Instruction
Leadership
Professional Development
School and District Improvement
Student
Family and Community Support
21st Century Skills
Specific Content Area :
English and Math

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

Some of the many Colorado districts that currently use College Board programs and services include:
Denver Public Schools, CO, David Carmody, Project Manager, EXCELERATOR, david_carmody@dpsk12.org
Jefferson County School District, CO, Tammy Weatherly, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, tweather@jeffco.k12.co.us
Cherry Creek Schools - Prairie Middle School, Angie Zehner, Assistant Principal, azehner@cherrycreekschools.org
Poudre School District, Vicki Collet, Curriculum Coordinator, vcollet@psdschools.org

Recent References:

Denver Public Schools, CO, David Carmody, Project Manager, EXCELERATOR, david_carmody@dpsk12.org
Jefferson County School District, CO, Tammy Weatherly, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, tweather@jeffco.k12.co.us

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

Please contact the College Board's Western Regional Office for additional references at 866-392-4078.

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of more than 5,900 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT®, the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®), SpringBoard®, and ReadiStep™ our new eighth-grade assessment. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

The College Board’s College and Career Readiness System is comprised of the following programs and services, which span grades 6-12:

School Leadership Development – Establishing strong school site leadership
* College Board Leadership Institute for Principals and Senior Executive Institute
* EXCELerator Leadership Development

Standards-Based Education (Curriculum and Instruction) — Aligned to the Common Core State Standards and Colorado State Standards
* SpringBoard
* Advanced Placement (AP)

Professional Development — Preparing teachers to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed in challenging courses
* Administrator Professional Development
* Educator Professional Development
* Counselor Professional Development

Assessments (Monitoring Progress) — Diagnosing students’ strengths and weaknesses in a timely manner through an integrated system of diagnostic assessments that complement and build on one another.
* ReadiStep (eighth-grade assessment)
* PSAT/NMSQT (10th - and 11th-grade assessment)
* SAT (11th- and 12th-grade assessment)
* SAT Subject Tests
* ACCUPLACER

Assessment Practice
* SAT Readiness Program

Student, Family, and Community Support— Inspiring and connecting students and communities to college enrollment and success
* CollegeEd
* College Planning Resources

The College Board is uniquely qualified to provide the programs, services, staffing, resources, data and professional development required to improve schools, student achievement, performance on the Colorado state assessment, and increase college and career readiness rates in Colorado. Moreover, the College Board is positioned to provide Colorado middle and high schools in need of improvement or restructuring with assessments, curriculum, and guidance/career program that are aligned to the state standards and Common Core State Standards.

The College Board has an experienced staff of qualified personnel committed to focusing on successful implementation of any education initiative that may result. To coordinate, support and build a seamless flow of communication between school sites and the College Board, the College Board’s Western Regional Office has a staff of Educational Managers devoted to supporting and continuing our collaborative efforts in districts to certify the highest quality and implementation of programs and services. Each manager maintains relationships with school and district personnel.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

As part of the College Board’s ongoing commitment to providing only the highest quality professional development for educators, all College Board professional development events are facilitated by consultants who have been formally trained to serve as College Board consultants for their respective programs and/or disciplines, and in regards to this RFP submission, have a good understanding of Arizona’s Content Standards related to mathematics. The College Board’s stringent consultant training and certification program ensures the highest quality training for all participants. Consultants engaged by the College Board for will have access to College Board materials and resources that are not available to other PD providers.

To be eligible for potential selection and training as a consultant, potential consultants must:
• Be an active or retired teacher, counselor, mentor/coach, or administrator from an accredited middle, secondary, or higher education institution; a minimum of three years experience is strongly preferred;
• Have experience with, and detailed knowledge of, the program and/or service for which they are applying;
• Have an undergraduate degree in an area appropriate to the discipline or topic for which they are applying for certification. A Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.
• Be able to show evidence of continuing education to remain current and credible in their area of expertise (e.g., recent coursework, membership in professional organizations, attendance/presentations/exhibits at professional conferences);
• Commit to fulfilling the mission and goals of the College Board as a consultant;
• Have recently participated in the workshop for which they are applying to be trained (if applicable to the particular program);
• Be able to successfully integrate current technology and relevant resources into workshop presentations.

Consultants are certified for a term of up to three years. Depending on individual program needs, the College Board may, at its discretion, renew the certification for an additional three-year period.

Cost:

For specific pricing details, contact the College Board's Western Regional Office at 866-392-4078.

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

The College Board has extensive experience partnering with very small and very large school districts across the country to implement our programs and services. Each district is assigned an Educational Manager to ensure our programs and services are implemented with fidelity.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

The functions of the Research and Development Department at the College Board encompass providing the scientific knowledge and processes in developing and maintaining the quality of College Board assessments and educational initiatives. In undertaking these responsibilities for assessments, R&D has expertise and capacity in all phases of the test development process (including articulation of content and curriculum standards, alignments, assessment design, and test development), psychometrics (item analysis, scaling/equating, standard setting and validation studies), formative assessments, and statistical analysis of large-scale test data. With respects to educational initiatives, R&D has expertise in learning theory, economic, social, educational and psychological theories of education and both the expertise and capacity to design and implement all types of program evaluations and other applied research studies that examine the impact of programs in schools. The department is comprised of 75 staff members and 10 part-time graduate student interns with over 50% of staff having doctorates in economic, education, psychology, and sociology. Annually, R&D staff members present at national and regional professional conferences, hold leadership positions in these professional organizations, and publish articles in peer-reviewed journals. Each year, R&D undertakes almost 300 projects representing the full spectrum of measurement and educational research.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

The College Board provides a variety of programs and services that are utilized by schools and districts of all sizes. Our Western Regional Office staff work closely with districts and schools to determine the best programs and services that will help them accomplish their goals. The College Board works with over 23,000 middle and high schools across the country.

500-1000 Students:

The College Board provides a variety of programs and services that are utilized by schools and districts of all sizes. Our Western Regional Office staff work closely with districts and schools to determine the best programs and services that will help them accomplish their goals. The College Board works with over 23,000 middle and high schools across the country.

1000+ Students:

The College Board provides a variety of programs and services that are utilized by schools and districts of all sizes. Our Western Regional Office staff work closely with districts and schools to determine the best programs and services that will help them accomplish their goals. The College Board works with over 23,000 middle and high schools across the country.

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