Local school district and university officials react to SAT test changes

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Keeping up with today’s technology, the College Board has announced changes to the SAT tests. Some changes will include reducing the test time to two hours instead of three, as well as calculators during the math part and making results available in days instead of weeks.

The test will also be fully digital, but still proctored.

According to Dr. Andy Benoit, Vice President of Enrollment Management at TAMU-CC, change is good.

“They will actually go digital, and the pilot group will be international students and it will start in 2023 and nationally in 2024,” he said.

Vanessa Perez-Peterson, graduate studies coordinator for the Corpus Christi Independent School District, said the rapid results will help students be better prepared to do better on their next tryout or for college classes.

“Faster communication with students is going to be great for them, being better prepared and better supported as they make these life choices,” Perez-Peterson said.

According to Dr. Benoit, although test results are no longer a requirement due to COVID-19, results still help candidates.

The CCISD has master’s preparation books for students and parents. For more information, you can visit the School Districts web page.