According to The Washington Post the College Board, the firm that runs the SAT test and NCS Pearson, the company that scans SAT answer sheets announced last Friday that they will pay nearly $3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the botched scores of thousands of SAT taking students. About 4,400 of the 500,000 students who took the test in October 2005 were affected by an answer sheet scanning problem. The affected students filed a lawsuit citing that they mistakenly received lower scores as a result of the scanning issue. Per the settlement, each affected student will be eligible for about $275 and has the option of submitting a claim for more money.
The College Board reported initial incorrect scores to colleges and universities, however the correct scores were resubmitted once the problem was discovered and corrected.