74. Pearson Educational Measurement
The dog licked my homework...
At the height of college admissions season, more than 4,000 students find that their SATs have been improperly scored.
The College Board blames the company it hired to tabulate the results, Pearson Educational Measurement, which is no stranger to such scandals; in 2002 it settled a large lawsuit over scoring errors that prevented hundreds of Minnesota high school seniors from graduating.
Though Pearson claims to have vastly improved its quality control, it fesses up to the latest errors, blaming "abnormally high moisture" in the answer sheets.