Dear Academic Approach Families and Colleagues:
After attending a College Board session, we want to update you with current SAT information. We’ll focus on ACT updates tomorrow. For now, we hope you find this extensive list of relevant SAT updates useful.
National Test Dates
The June SAT was canceled. As a result, they are adding a September SAT. They’re planning to increase the number of testing sites and testing site capacity to satisfy demand and ensure every student can register. These test sites will use the latest social distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students and staff. You can see the full 2020 schedule in College Board’s graphic below.
Students will be able to register for fall test dates by the end of May. Registration will open a week early for the August, September, and October test dates for “high priority” groups: any student who was registered for the June test and any member of the class of 2021 who has not taken an official SAT.
School Day Testing
With all spring school day tests canceled as well, College Board is also adding a school day test date in September in addition to October. They will focus on enrolling schools supporting the 770,000 students that were scheduled to test in the spring through school day testing, but any school or district wishing to offer an in-school SAT can opt into one of these test dates. The October PSAT and PSAT-NMSQT are currently still scheduled for October per usual. See the graphic below from College Board with school day test date information.
Digital SAT Options
College Board has committed to making a digital, at-home SAT available to all students in the event schools do not return in the fall. They have said the test will be simple, secure, fair, and valid for use in college admissions. The test will involve remote proctoring and will build on their previous experience delivering standardized tests remotely. They will also have opportunities for low-income students to request support in meeting the technical requirements to test.
SAT Subject Testing
There are currently no plans to adjust administration of Subject Tests. They will be available in August, October, November, and December–the new September test date will be SAT only. You can see the schedule in College Board’s graphic below.
Please let us know what other questions you have.
Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D., Founder & CEO