The College Board said the Covid-19 pandemic “accelerated a process already underway at the College Board” to simplify its work and reduce demands on students. The changes announced are among other plans the College Board said it will make along with as-yet-unspecified changes to the SAT itself.
SAT subject tests will no longer be offered in the U.S., though the College Board said it will provide two more rounds of testing in May and June for international students.
“The expanded reach of AP and its widespread availability for low-income students and students of color means the subject tests are no longer necessary for students to show what they know,” College Board.
The College Board also revealed the launch of a “more flexible SAT – a streamlined, digitally delivered test that meets the evolving needs of students and higher education.” Additional details aren’t expected until later this spring.