The College Board, the organization behind SAT and Advanced Placement exams, has reportedly been found sharing student data including SAT scores and GPAs, with platforms like Facebook and China’s TikTok.
Gizmodo reports that for students seeking a higher education in the U.S., the College Board seems to be an important step in their journey. Responsible for the administration of the SAT test and Advanced Placement exams, which can earn high schoolers college credit, the organization has recently come under scrutiny for its data-sharing practices.
Recent investigations have unveiled that when students utilize specific tools on the College Board’s website, their SAT scores, GPA, and other pertinent data are relayed to social media behemoths like Facebook and TikTok. One such instance highlighted was when a user enters their GPA and SAT scores to search for potential colleges. The moment this data was inputted, both Facebook and TikTok were promptly informed.