Americans for Educational Testing Reform has a simple mission: to repeal the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status granted to ETS, Collegeboard, and ACT, Inc.



College Board Leader Paid More Than Harvard’s

From Bloomberg:

The president of the College Board, the nonprofit owner of the SAT entrance exam, has seen his compensation triple since 1999 and now gets more than the head of the American Red Cross, which has more than five times the revenue.

The value of Gaston Caperton’s compensation was $1.3 million including deferred compensation in 2009, according to tax filings, also surpassing that of the president of Harvard University. Richard Ferguson, the now-retired chief executive officer of rival testing company ACT Inc., got compensation valued at $1.1 million. Nineteen executives at the New York- based College Board got more than $300,000.

FairTest: No “Pay for Performance” at Testing Companies

From FairTest:

Their flagship products, such as the SAT and PRAXIS, are under increasing criticism in the media and the courtroom (see stories, this issue) for poor quality control. But top managers at the College Board and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) continue to reap ever-higher salaries, according to the most recent annual reports filed by the firms with the Internal Revenue Service.

SAT Problems Even Larger Than Reported

From The New York Times:

The College Board disclosed yesterday that the problems resulting from the misscoring of its October SAT examination were larger than it had previously reported.

In a statement, the organization said it discovered last weekend that 27,000 of the 495,000 October tests had not been rechecked for errors. It said that after checking those exams and one other overlooked set, it had found that 400 more students than previously reported had received scores that were too low.