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College Board calls for rigor in schools

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Only 43 percent of college-bound high school seniors are college-ready, the governing body of the SAT college preparation test reported Monday.
Public college tuition up 8.3 percent

Public college tuition up 8.3 percent

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Led by a 21 percent hike in California, tuition at U.S. four-year public colleges and universities increased 8.3 percent this year, a report says.

More seniors than ever take SAT

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The largest group of U.S. high school seniors ever took the Scholastic Aptitude Test in 2011, the College Board reported Wednesday.

SAT average scores remain steady

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A record number of graduating high school seniors, including more minorities, took the SAT this year, with average scores holding steady with last year.

Largest and most diverse group takes SAT

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- More U.S. students in the class of 2007 took the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the group was the most diverse ever, the College Board said Tuesday.

SAT requirement losing appeal

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- More U.S. liberal arts colleges are dropping their admission requirements using SAT scores.

SAT section scores down from previous year

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The College Board said that SAT mathematics and critical reading scores for U.S. students in 2006 had declined from the previous year.

1,600 more unchecked SAT tests found

PRINCETON, N.J., March 14 (UPI) -- The College Board found a fresh problem affecting college-admission tests -- 1,600 SAT tests that were not checked for scoring errors, a report said Tuesday.

SAT math scores hit record 520 average

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The Class of 2005 scored an all-time high in math on the SAT examination that many U.S. colleges use for admission, the College Board said Tuesday.

Study shows college costs still rising

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Hikes in college tuition slowed in the last year, the College Board said in Washington Tuesday but was still up nearly $400.

China-U.S. open joint study project

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A new college-level course for U.S. high schoolers on China's language and culture has been announced by China and the College Board.

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Tuition rises at nation's universities

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Tuition and fees at the nation's public 4-year colleges and universities increased by 9.6 percent and by 5.8 percent at private institutions, a report by the Co

SAT math scores up, verbal down

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- This year's Scholastic Achievement Test scores show graduating seniors need more work on reading, writing and grammar, but have improved significantly in math.
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Gaston Caperton, president of The College Board, discusses the results of the 2005 SAT scores during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on Aug. 30, 2005. Caperton noted math scores for 2005 are the highest ever, with an average of 520, up from 518 last year. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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William Gaston Caperton III (born February 21, 1940) was the 31st Governor of the U.S. state of West Virginia from 1989 until 1997. He is currently the president of the College Board, which administers the nationally-recognized SAT and AP tests. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Caperton was born in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

He attended Dexter School (Brookline, Massachusetts), Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gaston Caperton."
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