Turnitin Integrates Formative Writing Tools Into College Board Programs to Support Student Practice

Turnitin and College Board will partner to provide students with
productive writing practice opportunities and help develop college ready
skills

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CollegeBoard–Today Turnitin
announced a multi-year extension of its work with the College
Board
® that will connect its formative writing tools to College
Board programs like SpringBoard® in an effort to expand and promote
productive student writing practice. The addition of Turnitin’s writing
instruction technology, Revision
Assistant
, will give students more ways to practice and receive
instruction that will help them develop the knowledge, skills and
understanding that are critical to college and career success. Click
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This announcement marks the culmination of three years of collaborative
research between Turnitin and the College Board that demonstrates the
value of Turnitin’s Revision Assistant technology in evaluating and
improving student writing. Turnitin Revision Assistant extends the reach
of teachers by providing immediate, actionable feedback to students as
they write. Our work together shows that Revision Assistant
provides appropriate and helpful feedback on student writing across
prompt types and writing styles, including the argumentative,
explanatory, expository, and narrative genres.

“The ability to write well is fundamental to college and career
success,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president, AP® and Instruction
at the College Board. “Combining the College Board and Turnitin’s
learning tools helps students to become better writers through
thoughtful, focused, and useful practice.”

“Turnitin’s partnership with the College Board demonstrates the
importance of formative writing tools in helping students to improve
their writing and to think more critically,” said Chris Caren, CEO of
Turnitin. “The broad collaboration with the College Board furthers
Turnitin’s mission to support 100 million learners with our formative
writing solutions.”

The College Board’s AP
and SpringBoard
Digital
programs are the first programs to feature Revision
Assistant integration. SpringBoard Digital includes a version of
Revision Assistant that is trained to provide feedback on SpringBoard’s
proprietary end-of-unit embedded assessments. Additionally, the College
Board has made six AP World History and AP English Language and
Composition prompts available within the full version of Turnitin
Revision Assistant that is available to school districts nationwide.

In the near future, Turnitin will continue the integration of its
education technology into other College Board programs, including
Official SAT Practice on Khan
Academy®
. By the end of 2016, students will be able to use a free,
publicly available version of Revision Assistant to help them prepare
for the new SAT Essay section.

About the College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that
connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900,
the College Board was created to expand access to higher education.
Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the
world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting
excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps
more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to
college through programs and services in college readiness and college
success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The
organization also serves the education community through research and
advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools. For further
information, visit www.collegeboard.org.

About Turnitin

Turnitin
is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s
formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical
thinking, ensure academic integrity, and help students improve their
writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students
in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess
student progress over time. Turnitin is used by more than 30 million
students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight
Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and
Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with
international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands and
Melbourne, Australia. @Turnitin

Advanced Placement Program, SpringBoard, SAT, AP and the College
Board are registered trademarks of the College Board.

KHAN ACADEMY is a registered trademark of Khan Academy, Inc. All Khan
Academy content is available for free at
www.khanacademy.org.

Contacts

for Turnitin
Jennifer Harrison, 916-716-0636
jennifer@jharrisonpr.com