HolyCoast: 200 SAT Scores to Be Invalidated Because of Seating Arrangements

Friday, May 18, 2012

200 SAT Scores to Be Invalidated Because of Seating Arrangements

Hmm:
Educational Testing Service, which administers the SATs for the College Board, requires students to sit at least 4 feet apart during the exam to prevent cheating. But a company inspector who conducted a surprise visit that day found that the students were sitting much closer.

An email sent by the company Tuesday informed the kids, who came from 50 city schools, that their results would be invalidated and invited them to retake the test at another location on May 19.... Packer Head of School Bruce Dennis said that there’s no evidence that any of the kids cheated, and he’s looking into a lawsuit to prevent their scores from being scrapped.
I've proctored the SAT test twice and am scheduled to do it again next month, but the rooms we tested in (regular classrooms) weren't big enough to seat everybody 4 feet apart. We stagger the kids in the rows so no one is sitting directly next to or behind anyone else, but 4 feet? Nope.

I hope we don't get checked.

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