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College Board Says School Sold Stolen Test

DALLAS (CN) - Karen Dillard College Prep illegally got a copy of the 2007 PSAT test from its executive director's brother, a Texas high school principal, then Dillard committed "massive" copyright violations by copying it and using it "as part of their high-priced test preparation business," the College Entrance Examination Board alleges in Federal Court.

It claims Dillard knew she was breaking the law, as her schools in Dallas, Plano and Colleyville, which charge $2,299 for their test prep course and $99 an hour for tutoring, marked the stolen version of the SAT test, the "Pirated Version."

The College Board says it costs more than $650,000 to prepare an SAT test, and it could incur millions of dollars in damages if it has to rewrite or recall tests already taken if some students had an unfair advantage.

It also sued Karen Dillard, David Dillard and Matthew Novotny. It claims Novotny, "Executive Director of KDCP, unlawfully obtained a copy of the 2007 PSAT form from his brother, Michael Novotny, who is the Principal of T.V. Jasper High School in Plano, Texas. KDCP then made further copies of the 2007 PSAT form and provided these copies to its employees."

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