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ACT, SAT Security Measures Found to Deter Cheaters

By Caralee J. Adams — March 03, 2015 1 min read
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Administrators of the ACT and SAT college-entrance exams report that new security measures put in place to reduce cheating are working.

Since 2012, both college-entrance exams have required students to upload a photo upon registration and present the photo ticket to the proctor at the time of the exam.

Officials from ACT Inc. and the Educational Testing Service, which administers the SAT, say incidents of impersonation have been halved since the new procedure was put in place.

The new process was rolled out following a cheating scandal in Nassau County, N.Y., where students paid people to take the exam for them.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 04, 2015 edition of Education Week as ACT, SAT Security Measures Found to Deter Cheaters

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