SAT and ACT Will Offer At-Home Tests if Coronavirus Closings Continue
The SAT and the ACT, standardized tests that serve as a gateway to college for millions of applicants each year, announced on Wednesday that they would develop digital versions for students to take at home in the fall if the coronavirus pandemic continues to require social distancing.
The switch would mark one of the most significant changes in the history of the admissions tests, which are normally taken with a sharpened No. 2 pencil and paper in a highly secure setting, under the watchful eye of proctors.
David Coleman, the chief executive of the College Board, a nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT and brings in more than $1 billion a year in revenue, described the possibility of at-home testing as “unlikely” in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. He also announced that the June testing date …continued .
[Source: New York Times]