The administrator of the U.S. college entrance exam said Friday it has decided to cancel the scores of about 900 South Korean students, admitting some of the questions for the January test were leaked. The Educational Testing Service (ETS), a non-profit U.S.
institute devoted to creating standardized tests such as TOEFL and TOEIC, has decided that "some students" had been aware of test questions before they took the SAT, or Scholastic Aptitute Test, here in January, ETS officials said.
The SAT is administered by the ETS, and scored by the College Board, a score publisher.
The ETS and the College Board had been tipped off about the possibility that some Korean students knew about some questions for January's SAT test before they actually took it.
Portions of the January test were identical to the test administered in December. The December questions had been used as practice materials for students at some private institutes here before the January test, the officials said.
The ETS plans to return test fees and administer another test for January test-takers at three different times before June.
Seoul, March 9 (Yonhap News)