Some students who took the International EnglishLanguage Testing System exam in August andSeptember have had their results "withheldpermanently", sending a strong signal that theexaminers intend to stamp out cheating, somesenior language tutors said.
Yang Yuting, chief language training tutor at AmberEducation, an overseas studies consulting agency,said there have been a few cases in which candidates' IELTS results were canceled in recentyears.
But this is the first time he has heard that results, including those of some of his students,were "withheld permanently", meaning IELTS will not give the students their results, nor willthey give them to others.
"This may reflect the IELTS authorities' resolution to stamp out rule-breaching actions likememorizing questions and reciting essays," Yang said.
Wang Xin, a senior student at the Communication University of China in Beijing, took an IELTStest on Aug 1 and the results were due within 10 working days. But she was then notified thather results were undergoing routine checks.