ACT is closing all of its 32 existing test centers in South Korea for the remainder of the academic year and shifting all testing in the country to a single site to be monitored directly by ACT staff from the U.S. in response to what the nonprofit college entrance test provider described as “repeated test material breaches” in the country.
“We can no longer continue to let the criminal actions of a few unscrupulous individuals undermine the efforts of hardworking, honest students,” Suzana Delanghe, ACT’s chief commercial officer, said in a statement. “Moving to a single testing venue directly monitored by ACT staff members will allow ACT to have greater oversight on the testing process, improving test security and fairness.”
The December administration of the ACT in South Korea will be at the Grand Hilton Hotel in Seoul. ACT said locations for test dates in 2017 will be announced by Jan. 31.
ACT canceled its June administration of the ACT at 56 test centers in South Korea and Hong Kong due to what it called a “verified” report that some people had obtained test materials prior to the test.
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