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The ACCUPLACER National Conference, June 28–30, 2012, is almost here — and there is still time to register. Take advantage of over 40 sessions (.pdf/124KB) on innovative tools and practices and review case studies that illustrate what you can implement at your institution. In addition, an exciting lineup of speakers in the world of education will unveil strategies and the latest resources that contribute to student preparedness and success.
Conference Sessions
Some of the sessions being offered this year include:

A Suite Solution: Diagnostics, Intervention and Customized Placement
Sharon Jacobsen, Rock Valley College

Predicting the Chance for Retention
Takeshi Yanagura, Community College of the District of Columbia

Maintaining a Successful Testing Center
Catherine Lewis, Three Rivers Community College

View full list of sessions
Welcome Speaker
Dr. Jack Scott Dr. Jack Scott
California Community Colleges
Plenary Speakers
The plenary speakers will discuss the just-released Completion Arch, an excellent source of useful, reliable and centrally organized statistics on the progress of community college students. This plenary session will demonstrate how the resources of the Completion Arch can be of value to assessment professionals and faculty as well as how it contributes to the ongoing national discourse about increasing the number of students who are college ready.
Stephen J. Handel

Stephen J. Handel
Executive Director
National Office of Community
College Initiatives
The College Board
Laura Horn

Laura Horn
National Office of Community College Initiatives MPR Associates, Inc.
Patrick Perry

Patrick Perry
Vice Chancellor
California Community College Chancellor's Office Member,
The Completion Arch Advisory Panel

Christen Pollock

Christen Pollock
Vice President Advocacy &
Policy Center
The College Board

The ACCUPLACER National Conference is a professional enrichment opportunity that brings together hundreds of faculty, student services representatives and testing professionals from around the country.

Register today!
Announcing The Completion Arch Initiative
On April 30, 2012, The College Board announced the Completion Arch, an innovative, free Web-based tool that synthesizes all the publicly available data currently used to measure community college student progress and success. With over 500 indicators and an intuitive design that focuses on all aspects of the community college student trajectory, from enrollment through workforce preparation and placement, this is the most comprehensive and extensive data-rich tool of its kind.
Completion Arch
The Completion Arch highlights the importance of community colleges by providing policymakers, educators and others with access to publicly available metrics that describe the productivity of these institutions and the students they serve.

Access this essential tool
North Carolina and Texas Higher Education Systems Award Contract
On March 16, the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges awarded a contract to the College Board to implement a statewide customized assessment for diagnostic and placement tests in 2013.
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On April 25, the entire higher education system in Texas, including both two-year and four-year institutions, awarded a contract to the College Board to implement a statewide customized assessment for diagnostic and placement tests in 2013.

The new systemic model will contribute to the states' goals of increasing access to high-quality postsecondary education and maximizing student success.
New ACCUPLACER Ordering Policies
In an effort to keep your information safe, the College Board has updated the ACCUPLACER order forms to include new ordering policies and procedures.
Credit card orders must be submitted via fax or by phone.
Credit card orders submitted via email will not be processed and will be destroyed for security purposes.
Incomplete orders that are not completed within seven business days of initial submission will be destroyed for security purposes.
New hours of operation for the College Board Ordering Department are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

The hours of operation for ACCUPLACER Technical Support will remain the same: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Access the updated ACCUPLACER Order Form (.pdf/556KB)
Access the updated COMPANION™ Order Form (.pdf/685KB)
Meet ACCUPLACER at an Upcoming Conference
ACCUPLACER National Conference
June 28–30, 2012
San Francisco, Calif.
National College Testing Association (NCTA)
August 1–4, 2012
Minneapolis, Minn.
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