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.
The new measures will include validating a student’s identity at his or her designated test site.
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.
Students from nearly 50 schools took the exam on May 5 at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights.
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.
The new measures are expected to include dual identification to prevent impersonation, using state-of-the-art photo recognition and enhanced handwriting analysis.
In response to the SAT cheating scandal on Long Island, lawmakers are proposing ideas to prevent fraud and cheating on college entrance exams.
Suffolk County Senator Kenneth LaValle released a draft bill Tuesday making the crime a felony.
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.
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.
“I thought that there was an easy way to make money. And just like any other easy way to make money, it’s always too good to be true,” he said.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota sent letters to school superintendents, asking for information about possible college entrance exam cheating in their districts.
Michael Pomerantz, 18, faces felony charges for allegedly being paid to take college entrance exams for other students. Another student faces a misdemeanor charge.
“This scheme was so systemic; this fraud is so systemic that there were people who knew who to go to when they wanted to get a particular score. It was run like a business,” Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice said.
According to published reports, two former students from North Shore Hebrew Academy are suspected of paying someone else to take their SAT’s for them.