Security around the SAT and ACT college admissions exams will increase this fall, in an attempt to make sure test-takers are who they actually claim to be.The increase in security comes on the tail of a cheating scandal involving about a dozen students in Long Island who paid other students $500 to $3,600 to take the tests for them, according to The New York Times.
In one case, a male even took the test for a female student.
Under the new rules, students will have to submit a photo upon applying to take the exam, the College Board announced today. On test day, the roster will have a photo of the student so it can be matched with a student’s ID before the exam. The photo will also appear with the student’s score results.The changes will be enacted nationwide.
You can read more about the history of cheating on the SATs here.
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