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Chalk Talk #67

In the past few weeks, many states have started re-opening while others are still fighting COVID-19. This can make keeping up with standardized testing difficult for everyone. We are here to help! Read below for a current update on the status of standardized testing. 

ACT Update:

The ACT has moved its next national test date to June 13. Students will have until May 22 to register for this test date with no late fees. During the week of May 26, the ACT will notify students and announce all test center closures and cancellations for the June 13 test date. However, as the ACT navigates ongoing developments, testing at any test center is subject to change any time between now and June 13. The next national test date will be on July 18, and if students wish, they can move their ACT registration to that date without a change fee.

Don’t forget: The ACT is rolling out some monumental changes come September. Click here to learn more: https://masteryprep.com/three-big-act-changes/

SAT Update:

The SAT will no longer hold their national test date on June 6. Instead, if it’s safe from a public health standpoint, beginning in August, they will provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year. This includes a new administration on September 26 and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5. In the unlikely event that schools do not reopen this fall, the College Board will provide a digital SAT for home use.

Important Advice for Students:

  • If a test date is canceled or changed, each student will be notified via email, so make sure to tell your students to check their email frequently for updates regarding their test date.

  • Examinees can be turned away at the door if they are ill. Taking the SAT or ACT while ill can also negatively affect students’ scores, so being in good health is necessary for scoring college ready!

  • Examinees will be allowed to wear and bring masks, but they will be inspected at check-in to ensure nothing is written on or inside them. If a mask is removed and put back on, it will be inspected again.

  • If your testing center is closed, you could be transferred to a different location if possible, so make sure to check your emails daily.

Given the nature of COVID-19, you should expect possible changes to your state’s testing situation. The best course of action educators can take is to monitor their state’s situation and stay in the know.

For updates on the SATclick here: https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters.

For updates on the ACTclick here: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html.

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