DAY 1 Saturday, February 9, 2019
3–5 p.m.Interactive Coaching Using Official SAT Practice with Khan Academy
Come learn how your school, or district, can effectively support your students and staff in using Official SAT Practice to drive student growth on the SAT.Legal and Ethical Issues in College Admission for School Counselors
School counselors must be well-versed about the opportunities and potential liabilities in work with students and families.Pre-Conference: AP Capstone: High School Participation, Performance, and College Admission
Learn about the AP Capstone Diploma Program and its fit with high schools and value during higher education
DAY 2 Sunday, February 10, 2019
7 a.m.–4 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
10–11 a.m.Demystifying the Financial Aid Verification Process
What is financial aid verification and how does it impact students? Learn how to help families navigate verification with greater transparency.Hot Topics with Midwestern Regional Council Leadership
Join Regional Council member leaders for an interactive discussion of hot topics related to school counseling, college admission, and financial aid. Participants are encouraged to bring questions.Real Talk: Using Empathy Interviews for School Improvement
Use empathy interviews to unlock institutional knowledge and harness teacher innovation to improve school culture and increase student achievement.What's Now, What's New, What's Coming: The SAT Suite, 2019 -2020
This session will explore the latest innovations and changes to the SAT Suite of Assessments.
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Eye on Washington: Looking Ahead at Federal Higher Education Policy
What's in store for higher education policy? Hear an update from our policy team.Prepare for 2019-20: Launching AP’s New Annual Process
Learn how your school can prepare for the new AP resources and supports launching in 2019-20.The Central Ohio Urban Districts Initiative: Closing the Achievement Gap
Otterbein University has increased enrollment of students of color and eliminated the achievement gap in retention rates. Learn how you can too.
2:45–3:45 p.m.Building a Successful Pre-AP Program
This session will explore the driving forces behind the development of the College Board’s new Pre-AP Program.Good Bye Traditional, Hello Modern Family
This session will explore the financial aid process for today's family compositions.New Insights on the Environmental Context Dashboard and AP in admission
At this session results and best practices gleaned from over 75 institutions on their use of AP in admission will be delivered.The SAT and Khan Academy Playbook in the Chicago Public School System
Use the SAT and Khan Playbook to link College Board and Khan Academy accounts, support personalized practice on Khan, and use data from PSAT-related assessments to inform instruction.There’s a Place for Everyone: One Size Does Not Fit All
Join higher education admission and student affairs leaders to explore options and opportunities for all students.
4:15–5:15 p.m.AP Fall Exam Registration Pilot
Hear from schools that piloted fall AP Exam registration and saw increased student engagement and improved exam performanceBetter Takes Practice: Engaging Athletic Coaches in College Planning and Preparation
Hear from coaches and student-athletes in Michigan who have used Official SAT Practice to better prepare for college.Enrollment Projections Xtreme: When Historical Data Do Not Apply
This session will explore how Indiana University navigated a year when historical data no longer provided a reliable basis for models.How Unusual Circumstances Affect Financial Aid Eligibility
Financial aid veterans will speak about how they respond to challenging family situations in an actively moderated roundtable discussion.
DAY 3 Monday, February 11, 2019
8–9 a.m.AP Networking: Creating a Community of Collaborators
Participants will learn the what, how, and why of regional networking. The focus will be on how collaboration increases enrollment and achievement.Counselors and College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Join us for an interactive workshop that will equip you to guide students through the college planning process and opportunities to earn money for college.The Affordability Equation: Trends in College Prices, Aid, Debt, and Payoff
This session will provide up-to-date information on the price of college, financial aid, student debt, and the payoff of attending college.Using the SAT Suite of Assessments to Create Change
This session will highlight data from the first cohorts of students to have the opportunity to take more than one assessment in the SAT Suite.
9:15–10:15 a.m.Midwest Region Legislative Education Overview
The region's government relations directors for the College Board will provide an update on legislative, policy, and political trends in MRO states.Partnering for Big Time Success
This session will highlight partnerships in Indiana and Michigan that is helping students to expand opportunities for college success and opportunity.Rethinking the High School Transcript: Reinventing How Students Prepare for College, Career and Life
This session will engage the audience in our theory of change for high school education and in a discussion about how our Mastery Transcript will best serve all students.SAT Digital Session
Learn more about digital testing for the SAT Suite of Assessments. Talk to a panel about their experience and future plans.
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.