On February 23, The College Board, host of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), announced that all international test centers will be canceled in June.
SAT is one of the most important tests for students to apply for universities and colleges in America. Most schools ask for SAT scores. According to some Chinese students who registered for the test in June, they received an email from the College Board saying that international test centers will be canceled, including Singapore, Thailand and other countries where Chinese students look for taking more tests to get higher scores.
Most students plan to take several tests before the application season. A students surnamed Yan who studied in a high school in America, said that he planned to go back to China to take the first test in June, and a second test in July. Yan said that the cancellation of international test centers has bad impact on most students who long for a satisfying score before October.
The College Board also announced that the number of international SAT tests will be reduced from 6 to 4 during the years between 2017 and 2019, which will be October and November in 2017, March and May in 2018.
The College Board is planning to add more tests in May to allow more students to take the tests.
Insiders said that the cancellation of international test centers may result from the problems of leaking questions before the tests and repeated questions in the test.