The College Board is facing a class-action lawsuit over recycled test questions. U.S. students who took the SAT in August filed suit after learning some questions on the test previously appeared on the exam given last year in Asia. The suit notes previous reports that leaks of the test are common in Asia. It claims students from China and other countries who took the test in the United States had an advantage if they studied leaked versions of last year’s test.
The owner of one test-prep company told Inside Higher Ed the outcry over the August test is worse than any he’s seen over the SAT. Jed Applerouth warned the growing frustration could be a boon for the SAT’s biggest competitor: “We have some international clients and [independent counselors] who are very concerned that their SAT scores may be canceled on this or future tests and are contemplating shifting towards the ACT with the new digital format, which should be relatively more secure.” —L.J.