May 06, 2013 12:09
The U.S. firm Educational Testing Service said it will void the Scholastic Aptitude Test scores of more Korean students if further evidence of cheating emerges. It will comb through past papers and inform universities where cheaters have already applied.
ETS made the announcement shortly after the SATs in Korea scheduled for last Saturday were canceled after a police investigation into alleged leaks of test questions.
In an e-mail to the Chosun Ilbo on Friday, ETS said if there is credible evidence that applicants gained an unfair advantage either individually or as a group, it would take necessary steps to protect the credibility of the SAT.
The company added that although tests have been canceled before at individual testing centers, this is the first time an SAT was canceled for a whole country.
It pledged to support all efforts by Korean investigators to bring the guilty to justice.
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