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COLLEGE BOARD EXPANDS MONOPOLY WITH COLLEGE TESTS

April 17th, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y.: Things are about to change in the world of standardized testing. On Monday morning, College Board president David Coleman announced that beginning in 2016 he intends to increase the company’s involvement at the university level.

“As a company, we see a market in the world of testing at the college and university level that no one has really mined yet,” Coleman said.

The College Board’s goals include opening discussions with American colleges and universities about creating a standardized curriculum for certain standard introductory-level courses, and then creating standardized tests for those courses that professors could use in lieu of drafting their own individual exams. 

“Many liberal arts colleges and universities already have a core curriculum, so why not make it standardized across the board, and streamline the process?” Coleman said.

Currently few, if any, companies have made the attempt to access the college testing industry.

“No one is doing this right now. There are a few making generic materials for college exams, you know…Blue Book, for example…but no one is actually writing standardized exams, no one is charging college students money for the tests themselves,” Coleman continued.

The College Board intends to implement a standardized pricing system for these materials and exams, similar to what they already employ with their high-school level programs, including the SAT, ACT, and AP (Advanced Placement) exams.

“Our pricing target would be between $89-$91 for each midterm and final,” Coleman said.

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