<p>I am from Sri Lanka. I have taken the A levels offered by Edexcel UK and I know how very different these tests are administered from that of the SAT. </p>
<p>Edexcel papers also reuse aspects of questions of the past but this is simply unpredictable and is done to encourage past paper discussions so that knowledge obtained from pastpaper discussion would actually help to increase scores.</p>
<p>Also the timing of exams were very much differently designed. Unlike the SAT which has the standard 8 am on a saturday morning thing. For example I took some papers on 2:00 pm local time…people in UK took the same exam at 9:30 am their time and a friend in Texas took them on 1:30 am his local time. </p>
<p>I’m not very well aware of how to cheat on the SAT by exploiting time difference but what I’m aware is how easy it is to cheat on a testing center.
<li>You must have noticed that the sections on the SAT aren’t the same for all the SAT test booklets in a test centre. It’s just jumbled so that if you are taking a maths section, the person next to you might be taking the reading section. So you could exploit this. You could memorise the answers you gridded in (or the last 5 hardest ones) and then duriing the break you could have these types of convos with your friend (in the toilet area or something)</li>
<p>Amy : Hey buddy!!.. was the last section for a reading one having a passage on sky scrapers?
Bill : Nope. Not that one. I had a maths section…I think that would come for me later.
Amy : ah! Just remember the the last few answers are A, B , D, D , C, D, A backwards for the skyscraper passage okay?
Bill : Thanks!</p>
<p>Convo that could have happened in the next break:</p>
<p>Bill : How did it go?
Amy : It went bad, The maths question about the group thingy…how do you do that?!
Bill : UH…the answer was D!
Amy: Thanks…I’ll grid it in</p>
<li>If you want to take the cheating to the extreme, Then after finishing a reading section…store all the answers on your calculator (the supervisors get confused whether your allowed to use a CAL or not cause different students work on different types of section at the same time (your friend might be doing a reading section when you’re doing maths and viceversa). Then later during the break exchange your calculator with a friend saying “answers on list A are the answers for the maths section having that species graph thing”. </li>
<p>So you could easily take your friend’s answers are compare them with yours during the test.</p>
<p>So you see, cheating in the SAT is so easy! Like heck!</p>
<p>Am only saying this to give an impression of how easy it was to cheat at my test centre. I am morally sound to keep away from cheating anyway.</p>