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Court sides with Toeic score rules

The private institute that manages the monthly English proficiency test in Korea does not have to allow test-takers free access to their raw scores, a court ruled yesterday.

YBM/Si-sa, which administers the Test of English for International Communication for New Jersey-based Educational Testing Service, was sued last July by an exam taker surnamed Hwang who believed his score - 715 out of a possible 990 - had been lowered by mistake when the raw scores were scaled. He asked the court to force YBM/Si-sa to release his marked-up answer sheet and the score conversion table, against ETS policy.

Judge Choi Jong-hwan of Seoul Central District Court said revealing raw scores would “cause unnecessary controversy.”


By Kim Mi-ju [mijukim@joongang.co.kr]

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