Kathleen Steinberg, executive director for communications at the College Board, said roughly two million tests were taken last year, of which 3,000 scores were questioned and 1,000 canceled. An additional 750 students were dismissed from taking the test for various infractions, like having cellphones in the test center.
Ms. Steinberg said Educational Testing Service, which administers the SAT, spent $21 million on security in 2010-11. She said she did not know how much the additional measures would cost the company. She and Mr. Gomer of ACT Inc. said there would be no impact on the cost to students. The ACT now costs $34, or $49.50 with the writing component; the SAT costs $49.