Many schools in the US have closed for the rest of the academic year, and globally there are widespread school closures across 192 countries. As such, The College Board will not be able to administer the SAT as planned on June 6, 2020.
The College Board will share plans to provide weekend SAT administrations around the world through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, and December 5. Students will be able to register for these administrations beginning in May. Students who were registered for June and those in the high school class of 2021 who do not have SAT scores will have early access to registration for the August, September, and October administrations. The SAT program is also exploring the feasibility of opening the main SAT in November internationally, which was dropped from the schedule pre-pandemic.
In the unlikely event that schools do not reopen this fall, the College Board will provide a digital SAT for home use, much as they are delivering digital exams for 3 million AP students this spring. As they’re doing with at-home Advanced Placement Exams, the College Board would ensure that at-home SAT testing is simple; secure and fair; accessible to all; and valid for use in college admissions.
For each administration, the College Board is preparing to significantly expand its capacity for students to take the SAT as soon as schools reopen. They’re calling on member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to open their doors and provide additional test centre capacity so every student who wants to can take the SAT, can.
The updates can be found here.
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