SAT Exam Retake for Nearly 200 Canceled
The College Board and ETS say the location's proximity to the close of the Brooklyn Half-Marathon forced it to be canceled
An auditor reportedly found an issue with the way some students seats were spaced
The nearly 200 high school students whose SAT scores were invalidated because some were seated too closely during the exam are facing another delay in retaking the test, according to a published report.
The makeup exam, which was to be held at Abraham Lincoln High School in Coney Island Saturday, has been postponed because of the Brooklyn Half-Marathon, according to Patch
The head of the Packer Collegiate Institute was informed of the decision Friday at 2 p.m by the College Board, the company that administers the exam.
The Educational Testing Service, which gives the test on behalf of the College Board, said that the marathon -- which ends close to Lincoln High School -- would cause problems with noise, spectators and street closures.
The results from the May 5 exam at Packer were thrown out after an audit by ETS found some students' desks were too close together. They are supposed to be at least four feet apart.
The next makeup exam is scheduled for Saturday, June 16.
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Published at 9:45 AM EDT on May 19, 2012