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What the Corona Virus Means for the SAT

Along with toilet paper shortages and birthday car parades, Covid-19 has put a pause on students taking standardized tests such as the SAT. Many ask what this means, and how will the SAT move forward? As of now, the SAT has cancelled the June test. They expect to reopen testing centers in August, as long as they are cleared and it is safe to do so.

Following the August test the College Board will continue to offer SAT testing every month until the end of the calendar year. The fall SAT dates include:

  • August 29, 2020

  • September 26, 2020

  • Octotber 03, 2020

  • November 07, 2020

  • December 05, 2020

In addition, the College Board sates that is quarantine guidelines are still in effect as of the Fall exam dates, an online SAT will be created to ensure students have equal opportunity to take the exam. As on now there is little information as to what an online test will entail except that it will be “simple, secure and fair, accessible to all, and valid for use in college admissions”. Once more information is given by the College Board this is what we must go on. Time will tell if a new inline version of the SAT will be accessible for student or if the usual written and proctored exam will be available in the Fall 2020.

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