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August 24, 2007

$2.85-Million Settlement Proposed in Lawsuit Over SAT-Scoring Errors

What’s a mis-scored SAT test worth? Try $275. That’s one option the College Board announced today in a proposed class-action settlement with students who received the wrong scores after taking the SAT in October 2005. The plaintiffs in the case have sued the College Board, which owns the SAT, and NCS Pearson Inc., which scores the test’s answer sheets.

The College Board and Pearson have agreed to pay a total of $2.85-million into a settlement fund. The 4,400 students who received lower scores than they deserved as a result of an apparent scanning error will have the option of receiving a $275 payment or submitting a claim for a greater amount. Notices of the proposed settlement will be mailed to all 4,400 test takers, according to the College Board. —Eric Hoover

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