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SAT, ACT Will Be Optional For Applicants To Hofstra University In 2015

The new policy will apply to all undergraduate students entering in the fall of 2015 except international and home-schooled students.

06/27/2014

Kwasi Enin (William Floyd School District)

Kwasi Enin, Long Island Teen Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools, Picks Yale

Kwasi Enin, 17, of Mastic Beach, who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, has decided to attend Yale University this fall.

04/30/2014

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Students Look Forward To Revamped SAT With More Focus On ‘Real-World’ Problems

Real-world problems, more “focused” topics, and the elimination of “obscure vocabulary” are among the features of the revamped SAT for college admissions, which will be rolled out in 2016.

04/16/2014

Kwasi Enin (William Floyd School District)

L.I. Teen Kwasi Enin Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools

A 17-year-old Long Island student has accomplished what few believe is possible.

04/01/2014

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New SAT: Essay Optional, No Extra Penalties For Wrong Answers

The exam will continue to test reading, writing and math skills, with an emphasis on analysis. Scoring will be on a 1,600-point scale, with a separate score for the optional essay.

03/05/2014

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott meets with students at the Bedford Academy High School in Brooklyn, Dec. 3, 2013.  (Credit: Marla Diamond, WCBS 880)

Mayor, Chancellor Tout Improved SAT And AP Scores

Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Walcott were at a Brooklyn public school Tuesday to put a spot light on improving SAT and AP test scores among high school students.

12/03/2013

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Stricter Security Measures For SAT Follow Long Island Cheating Scandal

The new measures will include validating a student’s identity at his or her designated test site.

10/04/2012

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Parents, Students In Brooklyn Unhappy After SAT Re-Test

High school students from Brooklyn were forced to re-take their SATs on Saturday.

Unhappy students told CBS 2’s Dick Brennan that a testing problem during their first test was the cause of Saturday’s re-test at the Packer Collegiate Institute.

06/16/2012

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Nearly 200 Brooklyn Students To Retake SAT After Scores Invalidated

Students from nearly 50 schools took the exam on May 5 at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights.

05/17/2012

VP SAT College Board Kathryn Juric, Nassau DA Kathleen Rice, ACT VP Charles Smith (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Cheating Scandal Prompts Sweeping Security Changes For SAT, ACT

Officials announced new, nationwide security measures for standardized test-takers on Tuesday aimed at preventing another testing scandal like the one that rocked Long Island.

03/27/2012

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Sweeping Security Changes For ACT, SAT To Be Announced Following L.I. Scandal

The new measures are expected to include dual identification to prevent impersonation, using state-of-the-art photo recognition and enhanced handwriting analysis.

03/26/2012

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Lawmakers Consider Ways To Prevent Cheating On College Entrance Exams

In response to the SAT cheating scandal on Long Island, lawmakers are proposing ideas to prevent fraud and cheating on college entrance exams.

01/25/2012

Digital DNA

NY Senator Wants Prison Time For College Entrance Exam Cheaters

Suffolk County Senator Kenneth LaValle released a draft bill Tuesday making the crime a felony.

01/24/2012

SAT ACT cheating scandal

NY Lawmakers Discuss Creating Tougher Penalties For Cheating On Standardized Tests

Should there be tougher criminal penalties for students who cheat on the SAT’s? That’s the focus of Tuesday’s meeting of the Senate Committee on Higher Education in Albany.

01/10/2012

Michael Pomerantz, left, and an unidentified student surrender in the SAT cheating scandal on Nov. 28, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Accused SAT Test Taker Appears In Court

There were court appearances on the docket today in Nassau County for four people accused of taking the SAT and/or ACT for students who allegedly paid them to.

01/05/2012

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