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Published on March 27th, 2012 | by James Johnson


SAT And ACT Security Tightens As Officials Try To Stop Cheaters


Every year millions of students around the United States take part in the SATs and now those students will have to submit a photo of themselves when they sign up for the college entrance exam.

The new photo requirement was created along with various other security measures by College Board and ACT Inc., the two company’s who administer the SAT and ACT tests.

According to reports the group gave in to public pressure spurned by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice who is overseeing the investigation.

In the past students were asked to show one form of identification before they could take the ACT or SAT. Under the governing bodies new rules a students head shot must be provided with their test application, that photograph will then be printed on the admission ticket that is mailed to each student and it will also appear on the test site roster.

Students will also find their personal photo attacked to their score which will then be sent for the first time to their high school where test scores will be handed out.  By sending the finalized test directly to schools administrators and guidance counselors can see the pictures.

By combining admission pictures, roster pictures and finalized test score pictures to school administrators the hope is that the system will no longer allow for cheating on a large scale.




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James is a new media professional with more than half a decade worth of experience in the online writing space. He currently serves as the Associate Editor of and the Editor-in-Chief of He also serves as a resident writer for Splash Press Media. In his spare time James consults businesses regarding SEO and Content Development.

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