SAT TO GO ONLINE
Amidst the Pandemic, are there any chances that you can take up SAT test in the comfort of your own home? Is there a possibility that just like ACT, SAT will also go online?
The chances are high, but is it possible right now? The answer is a big NO. As appealing as the option might sound, you can’t take the SAT online right now— it must be administered on paper at a designated test centre.
So, when can you expect something like that to happen? The College Board is supposedly planning to offer computerized version of SAT test at some point in the future, but there are no concrete dates as of yet.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College Board had considered offering at-home online SATs in fall 2020. if in-person
testing wasn’t possible. However, in June, they announced they’d no longer be going forward with that plan, and future SATs will still be held in-person.
Despite a surge in COVID 19 cases all across the world, this is unlikely to ever be at-home online testing. For one thing, it would be impossible to guarantee that the testing experience is standardized. More importantly, it would be really, really easy to cheat.
If it goes online, what will be the difference?
Even if SAT goes online, there will still be a Set Test Date and Location. You’ll use the test centre’s computers, which will be set up to lock out all programs except the test, and you’ll be expected to follow all the same rules that apply to the SAT now.
It will look a Lot like the Khan Academy Practice Tests
The way you practise an online SAT test on Khan Academy, The real online SAT test will give a similar experience
Expected changes in online SAT individual sections
You will be able see the total time in the top left and the time remaining in the top right. Each page will include one passage (on the left) and its associated questions (on the right).
Writing will possible look pretty much the same as Reading.
Since there are no passages, each math question will be on its own page. As you can see, the computerized SAT ultimately won’t be that different from its paper incarnation. So keep preparing for your SAT test the same way… GOOD LUCK