Looks like we’ll be blogging about the new SAT a little longer than we anticipated. Five days before I was scheduled to take the SAT on Saturday, March 5th, I received an email from the College Board informing me that my test date had been bumped to ensure that everyone taking the test for college and scholarship application purposes would have an available seat. Obviously, I would feel horrified if I had taken the spot of someone who needed scores in the next few months, so I will happily wait until May 7th (the Saturday right in the heart of AP exam schedule, when demand to take another standardized test is likely lower than it is in March) to take the SAT.
Or Maybe I’m a “High Security Risk?”
Update: It seems that the testing situation may not have been as dire as I first thought when I was bumped. Apparently, according to the Washington Post, the College Board views me as a “high security risk,” and have moved a lot of “high security risk” individuals to the May testing date. Their desire to maintain test security is understandable, especially given some previous security problems they have had.
The good news: we’ll be able to bring you more advice and research on taking the SAT in the weeks ahead as we count down to my new test date!
**This post is part of a series called STUNT: SAT Taking to Understand the New Test.