Students Win $2.85M on SATs

College Board settles class-action lawsuit over incorrect scores
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2007 6:40 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Students who took the SAT exam in 2005 and received incorrect scores have settled a class-action lawsuit with the test makers to the tune of $2.85 million, the New York Times reports. Over 4,000 students who sat the examination received scores that were artificially low—as much as 450 points out of 2,400—because their answer sheets had become damp.

Although the College Board sent the correct scores to colleges, some students complained that they chose to apply to less prestigious schools on the basis of their underwhelming scores. Payments should go out as early as next year—about $275 per student, or about as much as it costs to take the SATs six times.