SAT and SAT Subject Test Score Choice

January 5, 2009 
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New SAT Score-Reporting Policy

The College Board has approved Score Choice, a change to the current SAT score-reporting policy. This new policy will give students the option to choose the SAT scores by test date and SAT Subject Test scores by individual test that they send to colleges, at no additional cost. Score Choice is optional, and if students choose not to use it, all scores will be sent automatically. The new score-reporting feature will launch in spring 2009, and will be first available to students in the class of 2010 participating in the March 2009 test administration.

Reaction to the new policy has been mixed. The true effect of Score Choice is yet to be seen. Several colleges, including such selective schools as the University of Pennsylvania have decided not the allow students to use Score Choice. Students applying to these schools must supply all test scores.

Here are a few articles describing the changes, including reactions from educators, admissions offices, and other interested parties:

The New York Times

Newsweek Magazine

College Board (Official Policy Page)

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