It has been widely reported by various souces that in Greenwich, CT ALLEGEDLY somewhere between 30 to 50% of students in this highly affluent community are taking either UNTIMED SAT tests (or at a min getting 50% more time) . This of course is just the tip of the iceberg, but if true - represents possibly the most outrageous use of untimed SAT testing.
It may or may not be true - as it's difficult to ascertain for sure
Such non-standard testing conditions offers huge advantages to test takers
A decade or so ago approximately one-half of ONE percent of SAT takers were given special extra time, probably the majority for very valid reasons, and now its more than 2% nationwide, yet Greenwich, CT is apparently somewhere between 30 to 50%?
Educational Testing Service will not release precise figures to answer this question
Note that people with learning disabilities before 2003 who used the LD status to obtain special conditions - had it noted on the test
Since 2003, such non-standardized test taking conditions are not noted on the test results - meaning the colleges are now effectively operating blind
How is this possible that THIS many people have "Learning Disabilities in this community"?
Why would top colleges accept SATs results when this many students are quite clearly gaming the system?
Consider that the legal case that caused this LD non-disclosure to become standard - was a case about a student w/o hands - yet is now being abused by people with SOMETIMES either exaggerated or made-up or hyped-up learning disabilities, syndromes, or even claimed slow reading or slow processing deficits - which represents a massive abuse of the SAT testing system