Officials Link Foreign Web Sites to Cheating on Exams

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After uncovering the Chinese- and Korean-language Web sites and assessing their effect on scores, test administrators suspended the electronic version of the tests, known as the Graduate Record Examinations, which have been taken by 55,000 students annually in those countries since the late 1990’s. Because the tests were given at testing centers six days a week, the questions were regularly reused, making the tests susceptible to such cheating.

Now, the test will be given in those three countries only two days a year, in November and March, and on paper, to guard the security of the questions, which will be used only once.”

NY Times