U.S. College Board Slashes SAT Sessions in Korea

      July 03, 2013 12:51

      The U.S. College Board has cut the number of the Scholastic Aptitude Tests for university entrance to be administered here for the 2013-2014 academic year due to persistent leakage of exam questions.

      The move follows an incident in February when some private crammers in Seoul were investigated on suspicion that they leaked SAT questions.

      According to the board's website on Tuesday, the test will be administered here only in October and December this year and May and June next year.

      Also, the SAT Subject Tests will be offered here only twice -- in November this year and June in 2014. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests used to be simultaneously administered six times a year -- in January, May, June, October, November and December.

      A similar measure is also being taken for leaky Egypt and Saudi Arabia so as not to compromise the tests, said a staffer at ETS, the company that develops and administers the tests.

      The entire SAT test and the SAT subject test in biology scheduled for May and June here were canceled when test questions were leaked.

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