Tuesday, June 24, 2008

SAT Score Option from March 2009 Onwards

Realized that SAT students would be able to choose which SAT exam results to be sent to colleges, starting from March 2009 onwards. So, this would not be applicable for this batch of students, but for future year of students. This effect would increase the average SAT scores of students.

Quoted this from Collegeboard
The College Board has approved an important change to the current SAT® score-reporting policy. This new policy will give students the freedom to send the scores by sitting (test date) that they feel best represent their ability to colleges and universities in the application process. Designed to reduce student stress and improve the test-day experience, this new score-reporting feature will be "opt-in" and will first be available for students in the March 2009 administration at no additional cost to students.

This new score-reporting feature also gives colleges the ability to choose which scores are required for admission. Colleges and universities will communicate any changes to their admissions policies or application requirements to students.

Fast Facts
Students will be able to select which scores they send to colleges by sitting (test date) for the SAT and by test for SAT Subject Tests™.
Scores from an entire SAT test will be sent—scores of individual sections from different sittings cannot be selected independently for sending.
Students can send any or all scores to a college on a single report—it will not cost more to send one, multiple or all test scores.
Students will be instructed to follow the different score-reporting requirements of each college to which they apply.
The new score-reporting feature will be optional—if students do not use it, all scores will be sent automatically.
The score-reporting feature can be used on any score report that students send:
The four score reports available through online or phone registration (applying to already scored tests) and additional score reports
The new score-reporting feature functionality will be available to all students via the Web or by calling Customer Service toll free (within the United States)
Students who complete a test prior to the launch of the new score-reporting feature will be able to take advantage of this option when sending past or future scores.
Q: Will this new score-reporting feature be available to students who register for 2008-09 test dates prior to the launch?
A: Yes. Students who register for a test date that will occur after the Winter 2009 launch of the new score reporting policy will be able to return to update their registration information via the College Board Web site or by calling a toll-free customer service line. If students don't update their registration information, all scores will be sent with their score reports by default.

Q: Is the new score-reporting feature available for both SAT and SAT Subject Tests score reports?
A: Yes. Students will be able to select which scores they send to colleges by sitting (test date) for the SAT and by test for SAT Subject Tests.

Q: Does the new score-reporting feature affect other aspects of SAT registration and score-report timing, policies or processes?
A: No. The new score-reporting feature allows students to select which scores are sent to institutions. It does not affect score-report timing or other policies and procedures that are not directly related to sending score reports.

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