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Cram school tutor gets jail term for leaking SAT questions

By 옥현주

Published : June 30, 2016 - 21:28

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The head of a private education institution has received a jail term for leaking questions from a U.S. college admissions test and teaching students with the material, court records showed Thursday.

The Seoul Central District Court sentenced the defendant, identified only by her surname Kim, to a year in prison, suspended for two years, for obtaining questions of earlier Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs) from her acquaintances and students, and using them in classes in 2011.

Previous tests are not open to the public as the United States College Board, which runs the exam, uses a question pool for their tests. Unauthorized copying and distribution of SAT questions is prohibited.

The 51-year-old was also found guilty of evading some 190 million won (US$165,000) of taxes from 2010 to 2012 by forging books.

Another 45-year-old tutor who was indicted over similar allegations also received a six-month jail term, suspended for two years.

They are among dozens of lecturers and brokers who were indicted en mass in 2013 on charges of circulating and teaching with leaked SAT questions. Some of the defendants are still on trial. (Yonhap)