DODEA College Board cancels SAT exams slated for June
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Almost as soon as students at Defense Department high schools overseas could crack a book, the College Board has canceled all the SAT tests scheduled for June 6.
The June date was set to replace dates in March canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. The SAT is one of the two college admissions exams taken by high school seniors and rising juniors.
The board plans instead to administer the SAT on one day each month from August through December, according to the SAT website.
However, the ACT admissions tests are still scheduled for June 13 at Defense Department schools in Japan and Guam, said Miranda Ferguson, a spokeswoman for Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific, in an email Thursday. Eligible students may register for that test until May 5.
Pacific East schools, all in Japan, that plan to offer the ACT are Yokota High School at Yokota Air Base; Zama American Middle/High School at Camp Zama; Edgren Middle/High School at Misawa Air Base; Kinnick High School at Yokosuka Naval Base; and E.J. King High School at Sasebo Naval Base.
In the Pacific South district, the ACT test is scheduled at Kadena High School at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, and at Guam High School in Agana Heights.
In Europe, the ACT International is scheduled for June 13 at the following DODEA high schools: Kaiserslautern, for all students in the greater area; Naples, Rota, Stuttgart, Vicenza and Wiesbaden, school officials said Friday.
The rescheduled June test date remains subject to change because of the ongoing situation with the coronavirus, school officials said.