Students who appeared for the SAT test on June 6 in the United States have been anxiously waiting for a final decision regarding the printing errors in the instruction booklets. The College Board has revised its decision and has decided to dump not one but two sections in the paper.
According to an official statement issued by the Board on its website, the decision to not mark both sections is being taken to give a fair chance to all students who appeared for the exam. Although, the misprint only existed in the final reading section, a few students may have been taking their final math section in the same time as other students who were completing their reading section.
The decision has worried parents and students who are questioning whether the results that were earlier marked based on 10 sections will be the same with the exclusion of two sections from it. The College Board has however assured that the test is designed to collect enough information, even if the entire test is not scored.
The students have been going berserk over every update released by the The Educational Testing Service (ETS), which is the College Board’s test administration and security provider for the SAT. This development has led a few students to sign a petition for the College Board to allow them to retake the SAT in October without a fee.
Parents, too, on the other hand are raising their voice against the matter and are discussing options to include a class-action lawsuit, with the media. This provision is included under the ‘FairTest’ policy which allows applicants’ registration fees to be refunded because more than 22 percent of the items on the test are now not being scored