College Board responds to rumors of SAT test leak


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College Board, the organization that administers the SAT, has responded to rumors that some questions on the August 2018 test, which was given on Saturday and Sunday, were out in advance.

In a statement to NBC News, College Board said that the organization has worked to “strike a balance between thwarting those seeking an unfair advantage and providing testing opportunities for the vast majority of students who play by the rules,” but declined to comments on “specifics of question usage and test administration schedules.”

“In response to theft and organized cheating, which affects all of high stakes testing, we have significantly increased our test security efforts and resources,” College Board said in a statement.

The statement was issued in response to some users on social media and texting apps claiming that questions on the August 2018 SAT were leaked early online, giving some students an unfair advantage.

“Does Collegeboard know that their test book of August SAT is leaked already in China and South Korea way before the test start? Is this fair to the other students?,” Twitter user Qufan Yang tweeted, along with an image of what appeared to be a test used outside North America. NBC News has not verified if the image is legitimate.

Yang wrote to another user saying the test answers had circulated on an app called “WeChat.”

A now-disabled link posted on an SAT-related Reddit board on Sunday was labeled “answer key,” with several replies asking the original poster to send them the cheat sheet.



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