2020 SAT Administrations Slated from August to December

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THE COLLEGE BOARD, the organization that runs the SATs, has announced plans to administer the standardized exam “every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August…if safe from a public health’s view.”

The April, May, and June SAT administrations were canceled in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The decision, according to the College Board, complies with public health guidance.

The organization emphasizes that the health and security of all students and educators take priority, the official statement reads.

Students who registered for the canceled SAT schedules will receive refunds.

The monthly SAT administrations are pushing through as scheduled on these weekends:

* August 29
* October 3
* November 7
* December 5

The College Board also added a September 26 SAT administration.

Students can register for these tests starting in May and get a fee waiver if they are eligible.

“For each administration, we’re preparing to significantly expand our capacity for students to take the SAT once schools reopen,” the College Board says. “We’re calling on our member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to provide additional test center capacity so every student who wants to take the SAT can do so.”

ACT National Test Slated for June

In March, the ACT national test was postponed to June 13. It was initially set for April 4. Students may register until May 8 to avoid incurring late fees.

The next ACT date is July 18.

ACT also announced it is rolling out new testing options in September 2020 to offer students “more choices, a better experience, and greater confidence that their scores will reflect their overall academic achievement and potential.”

As of 2019, 25 states required students to take the SAT or ACT, as they are believed as a tool for “predicting student success” in college and careers.  SAT and ACT scores are also used for college admissions and scholarship awards.