College Board says printing error won't affect SAT scores

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The College Board is putting some students at ease following a mishap on the SATs administered last week.

On the college entrance exam administrated June 6 taken by neary 500,000 students, there was a printing error in the test book incorrectly stating that 25 minutes were allotted for the last reading section.

The College Board said the section with the incorrect time limit will not be scored, and results won't be affected.

How is it possible to still get a valid test score with two sections left unscored?

According to the College Board, the SAT is designed to collect enough information to provide valid and reliable scores even with an additional unscored section within a test.

This is done to accommodate the wide range of incidents that can impact a testing experience including fire drills, power outages, mis-timing and disruptive behavior.

For more information, visit https://lp.collegeboard.org.

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