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When Ali Hellberg, 19, was in prep school, she said several of her classmates obtained notes from psychologists diagnosing them with learning disabilities, even though they didn't have any learning problems.
Abrams believes the abuse has become more frequent since fall 2003, when the College Board stopped "flagging" the scores of students who took the SAT with extra time. ...
The College Board notes that there has not been an increase in the number of students receiving special accommodations.
The College Board said students without learning disabilities did not show any marked improvement in scores when given extra time.