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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 05:49 PM

As SAT was hit by security breaches, College Board went ahead with tests that had leaked

Source: Reuters

As SAT was hit by security breaches, College Board went ahead with tests that had leaked

By Renee Dudley, Steve Stecklow, Alexandra Harney and Irene Jay Liu

Filed March 28, 2016, 5:54 p.m. GMT

Internal documents show that the U.S. college entrance exam has been compromised in Asia far more often than acknowledged. And the newly redesigned SAT retains a key vulnerability that the test-prep industry has exploited for years.

Xingyuan Ding is a sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles, one of America’s most exclusive public universities. In applying to schools, the 20-year-old from China took the SAT college entrance exam four times.

He had an advantage on his final try: a booklet compiled by a Shanghai test-preparation school he attended.

His study aid was far more valuable than the practice questions that students in America use to prepare for the SAT, the standardized test used by thousands of U.S. colleges to help select applicants. Known in Chinese as a jijing, the booklet was essentially an answer key. It revealed words from the correct responses to multiple-choice questions that had appeared on past SATs - many of which would be used again on the exam Ding took.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/college-sat-one/

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:06 PM

1. I hope the U.S. SAT scores go up.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:39 PM

2. My daughter is a HS sophomore

so I have been keeping an eye on college admissions. State residents are increasingly being frozen out of their home state schools in favor of out-of-state and,even better, foreign students. Why? Because they pay higher tuition. As a result, many California students who are rejected by CA schools go to Oregon and Arizona, where they pay higher tuition and their places are taken by Oregon and Arizona students in the same position. We now find that, surprise, the Chinese students are cheating. What the hell is the matter with our country? When did we stop giving a damn about the working people who live here?


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Response to elljay (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 11:35 AM

3. Foreign students are partly a different matter.

But once we value diversity, we're stuck with geographic diversity.

And once we have flagship institutions that want the best of the best, often the best from another state are a bit better than many in state.

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