SAT Cheating in China and Korea

SAT Cheating in China, China SAT Scandal, Korea SAT Scandal

“The Washington Post” reports on an SAT cheating scandal in China and Korea that may have occurred during the October 11th administration of the exam.

Allegations of SAT cheating in China and Korea, you say? This is utterly shocking. Not. Remember the SAT cheating scandal that rocked Great Neck, New York a few years ago? Well, cheating on the SAT is back in the news with a potential major scandal hitting China and Korea. Students who sat for the October 11th administration of the SAT in China and Korea don’t yet know their scores. Instead, they received a note from ETS, the organization that administers the SAT on behalf of The College Board. The note from ETS reads like this, as reported by “The Washington Post”:

“Dear Test Taker:

We at ETS are highly committed to quality standards and fairness. After every test administration, we go to great lengths to make sure each test result we report is accurate and valid. It is with this objective in mind that we sometimes take additional quality control steps before scores are released.

For the reasons stated above, your October 2014 SAT scores are delayed because they are under administrative review. This review is routinely performed on each test score in certain circumstances and may take up to four weeks. We hope you realize only accurate and valid test results are meaningful and helpful to their recipients.

At the conclusion of our review, you will be notified only if there are questions concerning your scores. Otherwise your scores will be reported to you and to schools you have designated to receive reports. If you have not heard from us in approximately three weeks, please feel free to contact Customer Service by email at or by phone at +1-212-713-7789 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time.”

Apparently, there are organizations that may have gotten ahold of the SAT exam prior to the administration of the test and distributed it to some test-takers. That’s quite the scandal, wouldn’t you say? Do you think that the entire administration of the exam should be invalidated in these two countries? How can ETS and College Board prevent such scandals going forward? Let us know your thoughts on this latest SAT scandal by posting a Comment below. We look forward to hearing from you!


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