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.

 

 

SAT

  • There will be an additional SAT test date (no Subject Tests) on September 26, 2020. The College Board is considering adding a January 2021 test date if there is sufficient demand.
  • Registration for the August, September, October, November, and December tests is now open.
  • “Earlier this spring we decided to pursue a digital remote-proctored version of our physical SAT to ensure all students had an opportunity to test, in the unlikely event that schools would still be closed in the fall. However, after gathering more understanding and evidence over the past weeks and months, we have decided to delay an at-home digital SAT.”

 

ACT 

  • There will be eight ACT national test dates this fall:
    • September
      • Saturday, September 12 (existing)
      • Sunday, September 13 (non-Saturday, existing)
      • Saturday, September 19 (new)
    • October
      • Saturday, October 10 (new)
      • Saturday, October 17 (new)
      • Saturday, October 24 (existing)
      • Sunday, October 25 (non-Saturday, existing)
    • December
      • Saturday, December 12 (existing)
  • 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 were not administered in person this year; free-response versions of the tests were delivered at home.

 

IB Exams

  • May 2020 IB exams were 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 December 31 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 can use a physical whiteboard, an online whiteboard, or both, and can practice with the online 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.
  • 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 October 31 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

  • LSAC is offering remotely proctored, at-home testing (the LSAT-Flex) for students who were registered for the canceled April, June, July, and August 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

 

SSAT

  • Moving forward, the SSAT will be offered (1) as a remotely proctored at-home test, (2) as a computer-based test at Prometric Test Centers, and (3) in paper format as a Flex Test or at select international test centers where safe testing can be made available.
    • Students can take five SSAT at Home administrations per testing season (August 1–July 31), and scores will be available approximately three business days after the test date.
    • Students can take two computer-based SSATs at Prometric Test Centers per testing season, and scores will be available approximately four business days after the test date.
    • Students can take one SSAT Flex Test administration per testing season, and scores will be available approximately two weeks after the test date.
  • Students whose spring SSATs were canceled can sign up now for an at-home SSAT test date on July 21, July 22, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30, or July 31.
    • Students who require additional accommodations for the at-home test should contact ta@enrollment.org before registering for a test change.
  • Registration for fall tests will open around August 1.
  • Key SSAT at Home details:
    • The test is the same length as the standard paper test.
    • Students will be allowed two pieces of scratch paper and a pencil.
    • The test must be taken on a desktop or laptop computer (Windows or Mac).
    • Students must take the test alone. A parent/guardian may be in the room to assist with the initial setup, but they must leave before the test begins.
    • Beginning August 2020, the at-home SSAT will be offered every Saturday and one Sunday per month.

 

ISEE

  • ERB has added a remotely proctored at-home ISEE option for students entering grades 5–12.
  • Key ISEE Online At Home details:
    • The test is the same length as the standard test.
    • The test must be taken on a desktop or laptop computer (Windows or Mac).
    • Students must take the test alone. A parent/guardian may be in the room to assist with the initial setup, but they must leave before the test begins.

 

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.