Advantage Testing COVID-19 Response

Please check back routinely—we will continue to update this page with information detailing Advantage Testing’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and other important news and resources.

 

Our Manhattan office will begin regularly scheduled remotely proctored practice testing on April 4. See more details here.

 

  • The College Board has announced that they will offer online testing options if the SAT cannot be administered in person this fall. 
  • In addition to the September, October, and December test dates, ACT will also offer a remote proctoring option in “late fall/early winter 2020.” 



 

  • ETS offers online, at-home GRE testing for students in areas affected by COVID-19.
  • ETS offers online, at-home TOEFL-iBT testing for students in areas affected by COVID-19.
  • Registration for the GMAT Online is now open.
  • Registration for the Executive Assessment Online is now open.
  • LSAC will offer remotely proctored, at-home testing (the LSAT-Flex) for students who were registered for the April and June tests.
    • LSAC may offer additional LSAT-Flex dates if more test administrations are impacted by COVID-19.
  • APs will not be administered in person this year; free-response versions of the tests will be delivered at home and can be taken on any device (e.g., computer, tablet, or smartphone).
    • Each AP subject will have two testing dates.
    • For this year only, the exams will be 45 minutes long.
  • At-home ISEE testing for students applying to grades 5 through 12 will be available soon.
  • The SSAT at Home will be available this fall, with limited testing this spring and summer.

 

SAT

  • The College Board has canceled the May and June SATs
  • There will be an additional SAT test date (no Subject Tests) on September 26, 2020. 
  • Registration for fall tests will open on May 28.
  • The College Board has announced that they will offer at-home testing options if the SAT cannot be administered in person this fall. 

 

ACT 

  • ACT has rescheduled the April administration to June 13 at all U.S. testing locations. 
  • ACT is still planning to administer the June and July tests, though some June ACT test centers have closed.
    • Though the July ACT is typically not offered in New York, some July ACT seats have become available at certain test centers in New York State. 
    • Students can bring their own mask, personal hand sanitizer, gloves, and other personal protective equipment to the test center.
  • In addition to the September, October, and December test dates, ACT will also offer a remote proctoring option in “late fall/early winter 2020.” More details will be available in the coming weeks.

 

AP Exams

  • APs will not be administered in person this year; free-response versions of the tests will be delivered at home and can be taken on any device (e.g., computer, tablet, or smartphone). The tests will be open book/open note.
  • Each AP subject will have two testing dates
    • First, from May 11 through May 22.
    • Makeups, from June 1 through June 5.
  • For this year only, the exams will be 45 minutes long. These exams will cover less content than the usual tests. To see what will be covered, view the course-specific exam information on this website
  • Students with accommodations such as extended time will still receive these accommodations.

 

IB Exams

  • May 2020 IB exams have been canceled
    • “Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.”



GMAT

  • Registration for the GMAT Online is now open. Testing dates are open through June 15 and are offered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
    • Students can take the GMAT Online only once.
    • Students will receive their scores within seven business days of their exam and can then decide to send score reports to schools. Score reports incur no additional fees.
    • GMAT online scores will not count toward the 12-month limit of five tests or the lifetime limit of eight tests.
    • Students will not be allowed scratch paper; instead, students can use an online whiteboard and can practice with the whiteboard here.
    • The section order is fixed as Quantitative Reasoning (31 questions), Verbal Reasoning (36 questions), and then Integrated Reasoning (12 questions). There is no Analytical Writing Assessment.
    • GMAC is beginning to add online testing options for students with accommodations. Students should submit their “accommodation request via the submission process now established on mba.com.”
  • In-person GMAT testing is re-opening in most test centers. See a full list of closures here.
    • Students are required to wear face masks while testing at Pearson VUE test centers.

 

 

Executive Assessment

  • Registration for the Executive Assessment Online is now open. Testing dates are open through June 30 and are offered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

 

GRE

 

GRE Subject Tests

  • The April 2020 GRE Subject Test administrations were canceled worldwide.

 

LSAT

  • The in-person June and July LSATs have been canceled in the U.S. and Canada. The in-person June international test has also been canceled.
  • LSAC is offering remotely proctored, at-home testing (the LSAT-Flex) for students who were registered for the canceled April, June, and July tests.
    • The LSAT-Flex will include three 35-minute sections: Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and Analytical Reasoning. 
      • The test will still be scored on a scale of 120 to 180. All questions will be weighted equally.
      • Students must still separately complete the LSAT Writing.
    • The format will be the same as that offered on the official LSAT practice testing platform. 
    • Students with accommodations will still receive those accommodations.
  • LSAC may offer additional LSAT-Flex dates if more test administrations are impacted by COVID-19.

 

MCAT 

  • To make up for canceled administrations, three new MCAT test dates have been added: June 28, September 27, and September 28. 
  • The MCAT will be offered three times per administration date for the rest of the year—at 6:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. at most test centers. 
  • The remaining MCATs offered in the 2020 testing year will be shorter—5 hours and 45 minutes long.
    • The scale will remain the same, and there will still be four sections of the test:


Section

Number of Questions

Standard Timing

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

48 Questions

76 Minutes

    Break

 

10 Minutes

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

48 Questions

81 Minutes

    Break

 

10 Minutes

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

48 Questions

76 Minutes

    Break

 

10 Minutes

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

48 Questions

76 Minutes

 

 

TOEFL

  • ETS is offering online, at-home TOEFL iBT testing through at least June 30.
    • “The test is available everywhere that TOEFL iBT testing is normally available, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran.”

 

SSAT

  • Limited at-home SSAT testing will begin in May, with permanent at-home options available in the fall.
    • This May: “We will start working with schools and families who previously had registered but were unable to test due to COVID-19 restrictions. Once we have supported those families, we will open seats to other students on a first come, first served basis.”
    • The SSAT at Home will have the same content and format as the paper test, but it will not have an experimental section.
  • All U.S. SSAT administrations (including the June administration) have been suspended until further notice. More information is available on the SSAT website.
    • “Some limited international test centers in unaffected areas may be operational.”
    • Starting June 1, SSAT Flex and Benchmark administrations may begin again in some areas.

 

ISEE

 

Bar Exams

  • Bar Exams are administered by each state. Follow your state’s Bar website for current information.

 

Please note that today’s White House order canceling standardized tests refers to benchmark testing, also known as “state” or “school” testing, that state public school systems administer each year to track performance.

Ongoing administration for standardized admissions and achievement tests such as the ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, etc., continues to be determined independently by the relevant testing agencies. 

Please see the above information about Official Test Site Closings. As of March 20, most June tests have not yet been canceled.

In order to help ensure the wellbeing of all our students, their families, and every member of our group, all Advantage Testing tutoring and classroom instruction will take place remotely until further notice. We will continue to provide rigorous and effective one-on-one tutoring, semi-private tutoring, and classroom instruction online. 

Furthermore, until further notice, we will no longer be offering on-site practice testing. Students may contact their tutors or our administrative offices for information regarding in-home test administration, either proctored remotely or self-proctored.  

Please be assured that Advantage Testing will continue to provide full administrative support and services remotely. Should you need anything, just call the main office number and you will be connected with an administrator.