Tutoring is just another way for wealthy people to have even more advantages.
Maybe they just want to ensure enough room for actual students so they don't get bumped for these other "nonessential" test takers?
When we closed registration last week, our analysis of registrants showed an unusually high number of individuals meeting criteria associated with a higher security risk. As a result, we have instituted a new security measure, effective immediately, which aims to ensure that anyone taking the test is doing so for its intended purpose: to apply to and attend a college or university undergraduate program, or to apply for scholarship, financial aid, or other programs that require a college admissions test.
Test takers identified as those likely to be taking the test for other purposes, and who were registered for the March 5 exam, have been transferred to May 7. They will be able to take the test then. May 7 will use a disclosed form, so there is a reduced security risk that test content will be stolen.
Bob Schaeffer, FairTest’s public education director, said this in an e-mail: No one can be certain why the College Board is barring test prep professionals from taking the first administration of its “redesigned” SAT this Saturday, but one plausible explanation is that they fear experts will discover flaws in the new exam that regular test-takers might not notice. Given the College Board’s history of screw ups over the past year (June SAT timing/scoring fiasco, Asian test-cheating scandal, PSAT scoring delay, misleading PSAT percentile results, ongoing suspension of electronic SAT reporting, etc.) and the recent surge of schools dropping their SAT test score requirements they have good reason to fear yet another scandal.”
Wow the comments about cheating in that article are pretty shocking. I hope that they can get it under control. Maybe this is a start.
Why are you so unwilling to admit that there are clear issues with tutors taking these tests designed for students?