Israel's Psychometric Center Disqualifies Part of Exam Due to Leak

Psychometric institute warns it may sue company which disseminated a past exam.

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High school girls studying for the psychometric exam in Jerusalem in 2010.
High school girls studying for the psychometric exam in Jerusalem in 2010.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
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Following complaints filed with the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation about a leaked section of the psychometric exam that took place on April 1, the institute decided to disqualify the chapter in question.

A statement published by the institute on Sunday read “following complaints on the matter, the institute began investigating the subject in depth. Following investigation it became clear that the questions on the exam previously appeared in materials from one of the test preparation companies, and were originally taken from a psychometric exam that took place a few years ago.

“In order to ensure that all who took the examination in question will receive a fair grade, the institute has decided to cancel the chapter in which these questions appeared,” read the statement, which continued, “It is important to note that disqualifying the specific chapter of the exam does not significantly alter the quality of the entire exam.”

The institute also noted that “if one of the test preparation companies did violate the law and use copyrighted materials, the institute will take appropriate legal action to ensure that this does not happen in the future.”

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