Two major stress points in the grueling rituals of college admissions testing are vanishing this year: the optional essay-writing section of the SAT and the supplementary exams in various fields known as SAT subject tests. The College Board announced Tuesday that it will discontinue those assessments. There were few details available on how the main SAT might be changed. David Coleman, chief executive of the College Board, said the organization is not pursuing an at-home version of the exam. He said more information would be coming in April. The pandemic, which shuttered schools in March and continues to disrupt all levels of education, has created unprecedented turmoil for the SAT and the rival ACT admission test.
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CNN The SAT's optional essay and subject tests have been nixed by the College Board, the latest step away from standardized testing in the midst of the Covid pandemic. College Board is discontinuing its subject tests and its optional essay, citing changing needs of students. We're making some changes to reduce demands on students," the organization said in a statement. The subject tests will still be offered for international students, but only for two more sessions -- in May and June of
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See how your profile ranks among thousands of other students using CollegeVine. A key component in your application to any college is the essay, giving admissions committees a window into your life beyond your resume. For most schools, the essay on the Co mmon Application provides one opportunity for students to introduce themselves. But most elite schools also have a supplement to the Common App, in which they ask for additional required essays to gain more insight into you as an applicant.
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