Rice, however, clarified that since administrators will send a follow-up report, along with the photograph, to each student’s high school after the exam, the new policy will not only deter cheating, but also make it easier to detect cheaters. Rice added that the College Board’s database would have the photograph file in case of future allegations of cheating as well.
The SAT and ACT scores to play an important role in a student’s university admission, as they are generally in the top three most important factors for admission. And because of the significance of exam scores, the exam administrators’ roles are important as well: how they design and regulate the tests can affect each student’s score.
So, how will the new ID requirement affect the students and the exam system? Will it deter cheating? Or are the extra security measures unnecessary? We may have to wait for the next standardized testing cheating scandal to find out.
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