Jeb Bartholomew, a high-school senior from Weston, Mass., began finding out for the ACT in February, planning to take it two months later. His check date was canceled. Then once more. And two extra occasions.
Now, Mr. Bartholomew stated he received’t take the ACT in any respect earlier than making use of to varsity.
The coronavirus pandemic upended college entrance exams final spring, and the chaos is continuous into the autumn as college students face check cancellations and lengthy journeys to an open testing web site.
SAT and ACT testing has been canceled for a lot of college students who registered for among the exams since June. At the least a 3rd fewer high-school seniors are anticipated to take the assessments this 12 months as each the ACT and the Faculty Board, which runs the SAT, take care of the results of the Covid-19 pandemic. The rising variety of colleges which have made the assessments non-obligatory through the pandemic additionally is predicted to end in fewer college students taking the assessments.