The College Board is seen as either a draconian overlord of innocent adolescents’ futures or a benevolent meritocracy-seeker trying to level the playing field so everyone can compete. The opinion people hold is usually based on their kids’ SAT scores. Creating one set of tests to measure educational aptitude in such a diverse country can be a thankless task, but The College Board does necessary work. The nonprofit even gets support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The College Board is also always fighting to preserve the relevance of its tests, as some elite universities no longer require it for admissions. Its #newSAT debuts in March 2016. The College Board recommends “free, personalized” SAT practice from Khan Academy. (See tweet below.) The College Board is also recommending FGenStudent, which bills itself the “most comprehensive resource for first-generation college students.” Another thing The College Board hopes for is that someone who aces their test and goes to Stanford for a computer engineering degree will take charge of its online operations — and help smooth out the delays eager students experience when they try to get their test scores.
Due to high volume on our website, you may experience delays accessing your @OfficialSAT scores. Thanks for your patience!
— The College Board (@CollegeBoard) October 22, 2015