SATs will be taken online if schools don't reopen

The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), a U.S. college admissions standard exam, will be taken from home if schools don't reopen by fall, College Board announced on Wednesday. The Advanced Placement (AP) exams would also be taken online.

"As with at-home AP Exams, the College Board would ensure that at-home SAT testing is simple; secure and fair; accessible to all; and valid for use in college admissions," read the statement. "At least 3 million students will be taking their AP exams online."

This would be the first SATs taken from home, but this would not be the first time the test is administered online. It's been done "in several states and districts over the past year," College Board noted.

"Like the paper test, a digital, remote version of the SAT would measure what students are learning in school and what they need to know to be successful in college," added the organization.

"Our first principle with the SAT and all our work must be to keep families and students safe. The second principle is to make the SAT as widely available as possible for students who wish to test, regardless of the economic or public health circumstances," College Board CEO David Coleman emphasized.

In China, the College English Test (CET), the oral part the CET-4 and CET-6 were cancelled in the first half of the year to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced Friday it will cancel some of the tests scheduled for the first half of 2020, including the CET-SET on May 23-24. The CET will be postponed until further notice.