SAT Biology Test Cancelled Over Leaking Scandal

The SAT subject test in biology scheduled for June in Korea has now also been cancelled over suspicions that test questions were leaked. The U.S. College Board, which administers the SAT, made the announcement on Sunday.

The move follows the cancellation last month of the entire SAT test scheduled for May due to the same suspicions.

The next SAT subject test here is scheduled in October, so many students will have to rearrange their preparations to enter universities in the U.S.

"ETS recently confirmed that some SAT and SAT Subject Tests materials intended for use in… Korea during May have been compromised; in addition, the Biology E/M subject test for June was also compromised," the College Board said. "Because a number of test-takers have likely already been exposed to these test materials, we had no choice but to cancel the May administrations and the June Biology E/M subject test administration to protect the integrity of the test administration process for all test takers."

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, which is investigating several crammers for leaking questions, passed evidence to the College Board in March.

Other subjects are not affected.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 20, 2013 13:05 KST