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“Of 402,000 who registered to take SATs in August, 178,600 are blocked from taking the test because testing centers are closed or limited in capacity.”

By Scott Jaschik

Of the 402,000 students registered to take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on Aug. 29, 178,600 will be unable to take the test for which they signed up because so many testing centers have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Forty-six percent of testing centers have closed, according to the College Board, which administers the SAT and other standardized tests. Of 54 percent of testing centers that are open, some have reduced capacity, the College Board announced.

“We know this is a challenging time for students who want to take the SAT. We are working with local communities to help ensure as many students who want to test have the opportunity to do so, safely, during next week’s SAT administration and those that follow each month this year,” said Priscilla Rodriguez, the College Board’s vice president of college readiness assessments. “Our top priorities are the health and safety of students and educators, and we are working with test centers that need to close or need to reduce their available seats because of new safety measures. We are notifying students as quickly as possible about test center closures and capacity reductions to reduce uncertainty before test day.”

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