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    #247933 - 01/21/21 08:25 AM College Board discontinues SAT subject exams
    Bostonian Offline
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    Retooling During Pandemic, the SAT Will Drop Essay and Subject Tests

    I think this is unfortunate. It was nice to have 1-hour exams (students could take up to 3 at one sitting) that could demonstrate knowledge of subjects at the high school level. Advanced Placement exams are longer, more expensive, and cover college level material.

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    #247934 - 01/21/21 09:17 AM Re: College Board discontinues SAT subject exams [Re: Bostonian]
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    I actually paid for the chem SAT 2 on thurs. Friday it was cancelled.

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    #248000 - 02/08/21 03:46 PM Re: College Board discontinues SAT subject exams [Re: Bostonian]
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    I think the problem is that many of these Subject Tests are too low level (kids can score 800 without prepping) and many of the applicants to top-20 schools have many 5s on the corresponding APs, which would demonstrate some basic writing ability as well.

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