SAT canceled in entire country for first time in test's history
- The College Board and the Educational Testing Service issued a statement Friday announcing the "difficult, but necessary" decision to cancel the May 4 session of the exam in the entire country of South Korea.
- Allegations of widespread cheating led to the test's first cancelation for an entire country after official test questions were found in test-prep centers across South Korea, leading the Supreme Prosecutors' Office to raid a number of testing centers.
- The problem is reportedly widespread in South Korea, with official test booklets available from brokers for $4,575, and problems previously arose in 2007 after 900 students had their scores canceled for allegedly seeing part of the test prior to taking it.
From the article:
... “This action is being taken in response to information provided to ETS—the College Board’s vendor for global test administration and security—by the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office regarding tutoring companies in the Republic of Korea that are alleged to have illegally obtained SAT and SAT Subject Test materials for their own commercial benefit.” ...
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