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July 09, 2008

Scoretop: Summer Fun!

Warning: This is not my typical blog entry filled with useful information that will help get you into school.

I am sure that most of my readers have been following the Scoretop story. It seems like everyone is writing about it. My favorite "fun" take on it so far is from the FT:

It has all the makings of a summer blockbuster....intellectual property theft, suspects fleeing the country, the FBI. But this is not the latest Dan Brown novel, but a tale of educational testing; to be more precise, the story of a gang who sat the GMAT test, the entry test for business school, in order to steal the questions and then sell them on to others.

The author of the above, Della Bradshaw, does not really write anything new, though she does mention an old story from 2005 related to professional impersonators taking GMAT tests and getting arrested for it. Her first paragraph sounds exciting, but if you are reporting on what has already been reported on... Of course, maybe someone will make it into a movie! I see this as especially likely (well, not really likely, but more amusing) if GMAC actually decides to go after the Scoretop customer base. Watching the helicopter parents look for legal redress as well as the sudden movement of waitlists and the potential for reduced intakes for the Class of 2011 might just have what it takes to make a movie.

Sorry I needed a break from writing about Stanford's Class of 2011 application, but don't worry that post will be coming soon.

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-Adam Markus
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