College Board tightens SAT exam security, but key risk remains

Daily News Article - February 23, 2017

Questions

1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) Describe the steps the College Board is taking to address the widespread cheating on the SAT exam at overseas testing locations.
b) What won’t the College Board agree to do that would have greatly helped in ending this type of cheating?

3. How are students overseas cheating on the SAT?

4. a) Define culpability.
b) Re-read paragraph 4. Also, consider the College Board’s overall reaction to this scandal. What culpability do you think the College Board has in the cheating going on overseas?

5. a) What information did College Board spokesman Zach Goldberg decline/refuse to give Reuters’ reporters?
b) Do you think the College Board is justified in not providing this information? Explain your answer.

6. a) Following the discovery of leaked tests in 2013, in which countries did the College Board reduce the number of SAT tests given per year?
b) In which country did they decide not to do so? Why is this troubling?

7. What two adjectives best describe your reaction to this news story? Explain your answer.
Why do you think the College Board is not adequately moving to prevent cheating they know is taking place overseas?
How important is this news story? Should more news outlets spend more time on this story? Why or why not?