Schools are required paying $17 per student for the exam. However, several schools charge a small additional amount to incur the internal costs of administering exam. Please note that the exam fee includes the cost of the test booklets to be sent all the way from the U.S.
Clay Hensley, Senior Director, International Strategies and Relationships that conducts the SAT exam for entry in the undergraduate level in the US confirmed that Indian students always want their college experience to be converted into a job. However, a student does not qualify for a work visa soon after completing graduation in a US college.
The ACT test, which in the last year saw more students opting for it than the traditional SAT is run by a non-profit assessment company and is renowned for its 36-point scale which is crucial in the college-admissions process. However there is to be no change in the current format of the test with the exception of the voluntary writing test which is to become more analytical and would require students to understand different outlooks.
The websites of the sponsors of both the exams confirmed that SAT will be held on June 07 and June 14 has been declared as the final date for the ACT test. Students should register on or before May 09, 2014 for both the examinations. Registration remains open through Friday for the SAT.
David Coleman, who is the head of the College Board since 2012, in his statement, criticized the ‘test prep industry’ saying “The College Board cannot stand by while some test-prep providers intimidate parents at all levels of income into the belief that the only way they can secure their child’s success is to pay for costly test preparation and coaching. If we believe that assessment must be a force for equity and excellence, it’s time to shake things up.” He further added that the in order to provide equal opportunities to all students, the College Board will tie up with the non profit Khan Academy, which provides free tutorials and courses in various subjects online through the organization’s website.
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Taking these exams still remains a debatable issue as they seldom provide a link to what is taught in high school. Further, the test also doesn’t aid in finding out as to how many and which of the answers were right and wrong and why. According to some, exams like SAT are no less than an ordeal or a severely trying experience that offers no utility to students in terms of learning and self assessment.
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