SAT to Require Photo Uploads

    SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 26: SAT preparation books are seen on a shelf at A Clean Well Lighted Place For Books bookstore August 26, 2003 in San Francisco. The College Board today reports significant gains in both SAT math and verbal average scores, with each rising three points from last year marking the highest level for math scores in more than 35 years, while verbal scores matched the level last reached in 1987. At the same time, more students took the SAT than ever before, which indicates a growing need and desire for higher education. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    If you thought the formalities involved in standardized testing were annoying before, wait until this goes into effect. After a massive cheating scandal that involved 20 teenagers on Long Island using fake IDs to take others’ tests, the SAT and ACT will require test takers to upload photos that will be checked against the student’s photo ID at the testing site. Students will also have to list their high school so that schools can keep better tabs on test takers. The new rules apply nationwide and will go into effect this fall.

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