InterSTEM Talks
InterSTEM Talks
Feb 3, 2021
InterSTEM Talks Episode 4: The Future of Standardized Testing
Play • 51 min

00:00 - Introduction

01:22 - Should I still take the SAT/ACT even if it’s optional?

09:09 - 2020 AP Exam Recap

17:13 - Choosing Future Exams

24:20 - Intermission

25:00 - Motivation for Standardized Testing

33:07 - Looking forward to a test-optional future

39:35 - Prop 16: Thoughts on college admissions

49:14 - Conclusion


With the recent removal of SAT Subject Tests, the essay portion on the SAT, and modification to AP Exams as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are scratching their heads on how to interpret these changes and what the future of standardized testing will look like. Therefore, to address common questions and concerns of high schoolers, this podcast episode was created to discuss adaptability to standardized testing. This is the first episode of a three-episode series on how high school students should adapt to the current COVID-19 pandemic, hosted by the Irvine-Tustin Chapter.


Andre Lombardi, Irvine-Tustin chapter co-president

Priyanki Kalindi, Irvine-Tustin chapter co-president

Vivian Genuhin, Irvine-Tustin chapter development officer

Christal Wang, Fairfax chapter president

Mehri Sadri, San Diego chapter president

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