The shift to e-learning happened with little time to prepare. To support academic progress, we are providing free resources to help educators, families, and students make the best of e-learning.
E-Learning Best Practices
E-Learning Webinar On-Demand
Learn best practices for engaging students in a virtual setting.
Navigating standardized testing can be complicated and confusing. Below are presentations for parents on understanding the differences between the ACT and SAT as well as ACT and SAT workshops for students preparing for the tests.
Understanding College Admissions Tests
ACT Workshop Materials
SAT Workshop Materials Coming Soon...
The April 4th ACT has been canceled and there are currently no plans for a make-up exam.Most test centers have canceled the June 13 ACT. As of May 29th, some test centers are still planning to administer the test – you can find a list of those here. ACT has also created a new FAQ page for folks with questions.
The following SAT and SAT Subject Tests have been canceled:
- March 14th SAT
- March 28th SAT make-up
- May 2nd SAT and SAT Subject Tests
- June 6th SAT and SAT Subject Tests
For students in Illinois, the in-school SAT scheduled for April 14th was canceled. A make-up test will likely be held in the fall.
ACT has not announced any make-up dates for their canceled April administration. To learn more about the June ACT plans, visit their FAQ page here.
The College Board has said they will be adding a September test date following their cancellation of the March, May, and June SAT and SAT Subject Test administrations. They have also stated that students registered for the June SAT will be given early access to registration along with juniors who have not yet taken the test.
Both ACT and the College Board have confirmed that if schools don’t reopen by fall, at-home options will be made available to students. They have also increased capacity for scheduled late summer and fall testing dates to accommodate the increased demand.
The College Board, who administers AP exams, will now be administering most tests as 45-minute online exams that are taken from home. Exames will be held between Monday, May 11th and Friday, May 22nd. To find the date of a specific exam, visit the AP Exam Schedule website.
Tests will only cover content that would have been taught prior to school closures, and all questions will be free response. For a list of which units will be covered on each test, visit the College Board’s AP Updates website. Additionally, all approved accommodations will apply, including extended time.
Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, the College Board is providing live 45-minute classes on their AP YouTube channel to support students in retaining content. Each video will be available on-demand following the class.
Currently, the only tests that have been shifted to be online or at-home are the spring 2020 AP Exams in May and the SSAT. The SSAT at Home will be launching in May 2020. For more information, visit their website.
Students who are registered for a specific test date will be emailed with any updates about their particular date and testing site. These students will not be auto-enrolled for future test dates, so we encourage you to read all email communications closely for next steps.
There have been no official national statements about the impact the pandemic will have on the college application timeline. Admissions officers are considering a variety of factors when evaluating applications, including the impact of school closures and e-learning on GPAs as well as standardized test date cancellations.
We encourage students to find ways to continue to pursue learning and academic enrichment. While there is much uncertainty around the college admissions process, the skills needed to be academically prepared for college remain the same.
If you would like support with academic enrichment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
We’ve compiled a list of best practices for students as they are working from home, including ways to stay organized, tips for retaining information, and advice on how to stay organized throughout the day.
We’ve also created a resource for educators navigating the e-learning world. You can also gain additional information through our e-learning best practices webinar presented live or available on-demand.