My 9th grader has been active in our regional talent search and taking the relevant standardized tests since 3rd grade. My understanding is that all scores from 8th grade and earlier are removed and not sent to colleges; however, all high school scores are fair game and would be sent to colleges that required ALL test scores to be sent. My son is currently scheduled to take the SAT in March. He does not prep for the exams for the talent search (including the upcoming test), he enjoys taking them and does quite well; but this would clearly not be the preferred score (from his junior/senior year) to ultimately send to colleges.
Is it OK for him to take the test this year? Any harm in doing so? From searching older threads and other online sources, I'm not clear if there is a verifiable downside. Sounds like most colleges that require all scores indicate that they simply consider the highest score.
Do it or don't do it?