Some Egyptian SAT Scores Canceled

October 27, 2016

The scores of an unspecified “subset” of Egyptian students who sat for the October SAT have been canceled “based on evidence that a test preparation organization illegally obtained and shared the test content before the administration,” said the College Board, the nonprofit organization that owns the SAT.

“We've done our best to limit the number of students whose scores were canceled,” Jaslee Carayol, a spokeswoman for the College Board, said via email. “Without the cooperation of the test-prep organization, we were unable to determine which students had access to the test materials, so we had to cancel the scores of all students who may have seen them. Therefore, score cancellation alone should not reflect on the integrity of any individual student. Any scores that institutions do receive from applicants in Egypt are valid and accurate.”

Carayol declined to say how many students' scores were canceled, saying that the College Board “cannot share further details because making certain details public could compromise our prevention and detection processes.”

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