Update on the Saturday, June 6, SAT Administration
Update on the Saturday, June 6, SAT AdministrationCollege Board Communications
On June 6, Educational Testing Service (ETS) informed the College Board that there was a printing error in the standard test books they provided to students taking the SAT that day in the United States. The time allotted for a specific math or reading section, either section 8 or 9 depending on the edition, was incorrect in the student test books and correct in the script and manual provided to test center supervisors. The student test books said the section was 25 minutes, while the manual and script contained the correct time limit of 20 minutes.
We apologize for this error.
As soon as ETS became aware of the error, during the administration of the test, they worked to provide accurate guidance to supervisors and administrators.
After review and analysis , the College Board and ETS have determined that the affected sections will not be scored and we will still be able to provide reliable scores for all students who took the SAT on June 6.
To accommodate the wide range of incidents that can impact a test administration, the SAT is designed to collect enough information to provide valid and reliable scores even with an unscored section. From fire drills and power outages to mistiming and disruptive behavior, school-based test administrations can be fragile, so our assessments are not.
Colleges and universities can be confident that the scores are valid. We expect to deliver scores to students within the usual timeframe.
We take our responsibility to students very seriously, and we regret the confusion some students experienced. For more information, please visit our website.