Phone Video Could Nix AP Test Scores

Voided test results could cost hundreds college credit

By Samuel Nassau
|  Saturday, May 11, 2013  |  Updated 4:09 PM EDT
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Phone Video Could Nix AP Test Scores

The student was taking the AP psychology exam Monday when he shot the video

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An Advanced Placement test for college credit is under review after a student took cell phone video at the testing center, according to The Washington Post.

The Post reports a student at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg shot video on his cell phone as he prepared to take the AP psychology exam Monday. While the video did not include the actual test, it showed students entering the room and something in bubble wrap, according to Principal Carole A. Working. The student then posted the video to Twitter.

Other students informed the principal, who forwarded the incident to the College Board, the company that creates and distributes the exam.

Students are prohibited from bringing cell phones into the testing room, and the College Board can cancel students' scores if "it determines that such actions are required to protect the integrity of the exam," according the Coordinator's Manual.

Hundreds of students took the test, which can earn them college credit. Each exam costs $89.

A College Board spokesman believes the test was not compromised, according to the Post. However, the organization is still reviewing the incident.

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