19 Jan 2021
Optional Essay and Subject Tests Eliminated
The College Board has announced that, effective in June 2021, it will no longer offer an optional essay on the SAT. This is no great disappointment to most students! And effective immediately, the College Board has ended its Subject Test program. Previously known to parents as "Achievement Tests," these exams are no longer being administered in the United States. These announcements come as little surprise, as the number of colleges requiring the essay and Subject Tests has dropped precipitously over the past several years. Educators and counselors are wondering whether this will put an even greater premium on Advanced Placement exams. Stay tuned!