Help! CollegeBoard says I cheated on AP test!

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>I've been a lurker for some time now, but I finally decided to join CC due to a letter I got in the mail.</p>

<p>Basically, the letter said that "On behalf of the College Board, Educational Testing Service (ETS) is considering cancelling your AP Calculus AB Exam score based on a report that you received help by looking at another student answer's sheet."</p>

<p>I'm confident I didn't cheat. There's no if's and but's about it. The only time the proctor came near me was when he told the guy next to me to scoot his answer sheet more toward the other side of the table. During the second portion of the test, the kids next to me were all moved away too, making it impossible for me to cheat.</p>

<p>I've taken SATs, SAT2s, and other AP tests and this is the only time this has come up. ETS is asking me to write them back. Does anybody know how this process works!? Help!</p>

<p>Thanks all.</p>


<p>Well, your proctor thought you cheated, and made the report. I could contact your school, and deal with it through them, as well as contacting the CB people and denying the allegation. Give them what you thought happened. You might want to enlist the help of your parents, too.</p>

<p>good luck.</p>

<p>Then don't cheat, you deserved it. No helping in you.</p>

<p>I'm puzzled. Did the proctor make an accusation at the time? Or did this just come up out of the blue from CB?</p>

<p>wow lemone, don't be such a jerk if you're not sure of the story.</p>

<p>The proctor may have interpreted it as cheating. You should see if the kid the proctor talked to also got a similar letter.</p>

Then don't cheat, you deserved it. No helping in you.


Lemone, all you ever do on this forum is make facetious posts. This person is in need of assistance, and you're doing what you always seem to do - you're failing at being funny. I probably speak for a decent portion of the board when I say cut it out.</p>

<p>To the original poster: this</a> link, although designed for those accused on cheating on the SAT, may help. Good luck.</p>

<p>If you truly didn't cheat, hopefully the truth will out. I had a friend that was flagged by the College Board due to similar answers to a person in the room. In fact, the CB went as far as to recreate the seating chart to verify he didn't cheat! If you didn't cheat, I don't think the college board will slight you.</p>

<p>I'm very sorry to hear that The College Board would suspect you if you truly did not cheat. I would suggest writing them a sincere letter stating exactly what happened and explain that you were merely in the middle of a situation where the proctor thought you were cheating. It seems to me that the proctor moving other students away and having the student next to you move his answer sheet away shows that they had suspicions which led them to accusing you. Try to make all of this clear in the letter. Really, all you can do is be honest and explain things exactly as they took place.</p>

<p>I agree. Just tell the absolute truth and I think you'll be okay.</p>

<p>In addition to all these suggestions you can also tell them that you agree to retake another AP Calculus AB exam to demonstrate that you can solve the problems in your own. This is one of your rights when something like this happens. Obviously, only do this if you want to, this is just a suggestion. Good luck!</p>

<p>What you should know is that it probably was not a proctor's accusation (although the seating shuffle seems very odd). Software exists that checks what wrong answers people have in common and matching wrong answers (so if you and I both get number 34 wrong and both of us put B as the wrong answer). The reason dabrain13's friend was suspected was probably software and recreating the seating chart showed that it would have not been possible to see the other person's answers.</p>

<p>Thanks guys for all your help.</p>

<p>I know I didn't cheat, but I do know I didn't do as well on the free response as I think I did on the multiple choice. Multiple choice was a bit easier than me, but free response just stunk. Would this potential score discrepancy be enough to warrant a letter from ETS?</p>

<p>@anotherparent: Thanks for your suggestion, I might do that! However, school is over, and I might have trouble contacting school officials.</p>

<p>@lemone: Please man, I just want help, not criticism. </p>

<p>@mommusic: The proctor never spoke to me about any cheating incident about the AB test.</p>

<p>@Radeon: Thanks for your support.</p>

<p>@OrangeD00D: Good idea, but I have to find out who the darn kid is first. He wasn't in my AB class at school or in my grade.</p>

<p>@Keasbey Nights

To the original poster: this link, although designed for those accused on cheating on the SAT, may help. Good luck.


Thanks for your link! It makes me seem like I have no chance though. ):</p>

The most common evidence submitted by test-takers consists of character reference letters from teachers and other school personnel, which are given virtually no weight in the ETS test security process.


<p>@dabrain13: I hope so, thanks!</p>

<p>@byubound, puggly123, : I hope they'll believe me, and that's what I'm doing for sure. Thanks for your reply!</p>

<p>@lr2010: I would be more than happy to re-take the test, but I'm scared I won't remember any of the material and score lower, thus proving their suspicious. I know some will tell me to study harder, but math isn't my strong subject. I'll be darn surprised if I got a 3, or a 4 if anything! </p>

<p>@MD Mom: But aren't there different versions of the test? How would looking at another student's answer sheet, or even having the same answer for the same number, affect my result since the tests are different? Thanks for your reply!</p>

<p>Thanks all for your support! Please keep the suggestions coming!</p>