I assumed you're a tutor because - well, aren't you? I can't imagine anyone being upset that's not a tutor.
Not one person has yet [managed] to explain
(1) what adult test-takers have to do with cheating or
(2) how moving adult test-takers from March to May is meant to address cheating
@jgoggs - I assumed you're a tutor because - well, aren't you? I can't imagine anyone being upset that's not a tutor.
The purpose of the test is for students to get into college. I have no problem with anything that the CB does to people that register for the test who aren't in that group. Why should I have any sympathy for people trying to take the SAT for their own personal gain? From what I've seen of the PSAT, it's very difficult for them to figure out how to score / norm this new test. If kicking out tutors from the March sitting is at all helpful for them (whether they admit it or not), I'm all for it.
I am happy that the CB is legally able to cancel the registrations of professional test takers. If they don't have the legal right, you should sue them. End of story.
If you read my post citing the wasgingtonpost article @jgoggs you will see clear examples of adult test taker cheating. It seems like you must be reading right past it Bc it is plain for any knowledgeable person (to use your words) who knows what he is talking about (your words). It speaks about asian prep companies sending people to the us to take the test and memorize answers, monitoring sites where answers are discussed, taking the test in an earlier asian time zone and taking bathroom breaks to give out answers to clients in later time zones.
The purpose of the test is for students to get into college.
"The only way it could be about cheating is if they planned to recycle the March 5 SAT elsewhere."
What a legitimate test-prep firm does is not cheating. It’s short of where I would draw the line. But a company that obtained a copy of the exam before it was administered? That would be different.
The notion of secrecy in the 21st century, where you can communicate an image or words around the globe in a blink of the eye, it just doesn’t exist.
"CB is nit honoring its own terms."
Eric Hoover wrote:
Katherine Levin, a spokeswoman for the organization, told The Chronicle on Monday that an internal analysis of registrants revealed "an unusually high number of people associated with a security risk," based in part on when — and how many times — they had taken the test.
The College Board likely has a good idea as to how many test takers over 21 use the SAT for admissions--If there's a group of test takers over 21 who sit for the test frequently, but never send out scores, they can identify them.