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As we wait for more details this week regarding standardized testing, please encourage your students to focus on their classroom assignments and on learning what their teachers continue to teach. As for now, Williams Educational Consultants wants to be sure that you are aware of a few updates: 

The IB program will be taking the following actions for the 2020 May Examination session:

  1. The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be held.

  2. Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student’s coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.

Full details and FAQs will be sent to schools by 27 March 2020 (CET). You can read initial FAQs on our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update page.

The College Board has changed the administration for AP Exams this spring.

  1. We’re providing free resources to support remote learning, and we’re working on a plan for students to take AP Exams from home.

  2. For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.

  3. We’re investing in the development of a new at-home testing option.

  4. Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.

Full details and FAQs can be found here.

The College Board has changed the administration for SAT in March and May.

In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled for March 28) are also canceled.

Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities will receive refunds. College Board has not canceled the June 6, 2020 Administration.

In the coming days, College Board will share additional information and details directly with registered students and test centers. Please visit their site here for more information.

The ACT has changed the administration for April 4th to June 13 across the Nation.

  1. All students registered for April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT informing students of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13th or later.

  2. For more information, visit here.

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