Is anyone else concerned about the current configuration set-up which requires our students to identify now, months earlier than without pre-bubbling, if they want their scores sent to a particular college?
The experience of coordinators in my region (none of whom use TR, though) is that they agree many students anguish over this (being "score adverse" and really consider how good they think their scores is likely to be, etc.). So even as late at mid-April, which we would typically hold Pre-Administration, there are plenty of students who take College Board at their word that they will get Yet Another Chance to bubble that particular field in on their first test day during General Instructions II, if they don't choose to commit at Pre-Admin.
But TR's system forces a student to claim Yes or No in February. And my fear is once that bubbled field is indelibly stamped, the student will not be able to erase, as s/he would with a No.2 pencil.
Personally, I would like to see this particular field not made mandatory at TR Registration. I fear it is locking things in like this that give College Board concern at us using this technology---which other than things such as this, I think could be a great boon. But not if I am going to have parents railing about having to pay the $15 because they didn't' get as much time as everyone else to consider/reconsider their selection (the scores are sent free if they opt Yes now; the scores are sent free if they opt Yes at their first exam; but thereafter students pay $15, so it will matter to families).
I am concerned that if I have to tell as slew of parents in June "I"m sorry your student could not amend that field and now wants to select Yes after having entered No in February and now must pay $15 to order scores" that this will cause parents to rail to CB and then make things harder for TR and all of us.
I really would like to see this feature succeed.