A Special SAT Test Date For Gifted And Affluent Students Is Officially Off The Table

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A controversial plan that would have allowed students enrolled in the $4,500 Amherst College summer program to take the SATs early has been canceled, The Washington Post is reporting.The proposed Aug. 3 date would have allowed the gifted—and affluent—students enrolled in the college prep program to take the test at a time with out the academic stress of the normal school year.

The College Board released a statement today saying the summer test date was “inappropriate” and that it would work against the board’s mission to give all students an equal chance at taking the test.

Bloggers, editorial writers, and non-profits, such as Fair Test, had blasted the College Board for offering rich kids another advantage of early admittance into college. 

The one per cent loses this time.

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