Rumors are circling and the internet is again buzzing with controversy about the August 25, 2018 SAT Reasoning Test. The College Board is accused of “recycling” the August 2018 SAT from a test or practice test given in China and South Korea in October 2017. A recently deactivated Reddit thread posted an answer key and test which appeared identical to the August 25, 2018 SAT test.
The College Board has issued a short statement stating that August SAT scores will still be released on September 7, 2018 and only students who were found to be cheating will have their scores cancelled.
For those asking, most August SAT scores will be available beginning September 7, as planned. pic.twitter.com/3jNYSsHdTv
— The College Board (@CollegeBoard) August 27, 2018
Test takers have taken to Twitter and other social media to express their frustrations about test security and concerns over speculation that their scores may be cancelled. The emotional reactions of many test takers is understandable, given a lower test score can seem like a weak spot in a college application that they’ve spent their lives preparing to submit. Instead, continuing to monitor the College Board’s response and our Creative Marbles blog for the latest information can help quell concerns. Then, students and their families can make more informed decisions, depending on the College Board’s continued reaction to the unfolding situation.