August 27, 2007

Flunking the SAT

The College Board and NCS Pearson are going to pay out $2.85 million to settle a class action lawsuit for wrongly scoring the SAT exams of more than 4,000 students back in 2005. The total, while large, works out to about $275 per student. “Amanda M. Hellerman, of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., who said she initially received a score that was more than 300 points below what it should have been, said, ‘It is great to hear that the College Board is being held accountable… But what would be more promising to me is they gave some indication of how they were going to insure that this kind of thing does not happen again,’” reports the NY Times.