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a month ago
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Are SAT subject tests cancelled forever?
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I mean they'll never come back, not even after the pandemic is over, right?

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a month ago

They are gone for good, no chance of coming back as college board pushes APs more and more

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a month ago

The SATs have always been problematic because they are not actually merit-based, but favor (middle-class, generally Caucasian) education. As far back as the1990s, schools started to remove them from their admissions process.

Not so fun fact - they were adapted from US Army IQ tests in the 1920s by a known eugenicist, Carl Brigham, who stated that American test scores would be lower than European tests because of racial factors. (You know I won't/can't use the words he used.) COVID just accelerated the pace of their removal, and gave schools who were vacillating a good excuse to finally make the change. In an ideal world, they will never come back, but we shall see.

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a month ago

The subject tests and the optional essay will be discontinued starting in June 2021, so they aren’t coming back at all. Here’s the article they made: https://blog.collegeboard.org/January-2021-sat-subject-test-and-essay-faq I hope this helps!

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