Chan Zuckerberg Initiative partners with College Board to provide personalized pathways to college

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, are launching a two-year partnership with The College Board that will help millions of students better prepare for college and career. 

The aim of the partnership is to expand access for low-income students to “unique, personalized learning pathways” that help them better prepare for college entrance tests such as the PSAT and SAT.

“When we look at students in America, we see incredible talent, but there are too many barriers in the way,” said College Board President David Coleman. “The College Board and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are united in our belief that if we clear a path for all students, they won’t just walk down it, they’ll run.”

The partnership will focus on research, convening the best researchers in the field of academic motivation, including Angela Duckworth, a University of Pennsylvania professor who founded the Character Lab, and Greg Walton, of Stanford University. 

The aim of the research is to understand the role that qualities such as dedication, persistence and sense of belonging play in better prepare students for college and career.