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.
New, exclusive details have emerged about the broadening investigation into Long Island’s college admissions cheating scandal. CBS 2 has learned why multiple stand-ins took both the SAT and ACT exams at multiple schools and how they got away with it.
The cheating scandal that rocked Long Island is now impacting students across the country. On Tuesday, during a state Senate hearing on Long Island, it was announced that SAT security will be beefed up.
It turns out elite Great Neck North High School is only the tip of the iceberg as the tentacles of the growing SAT cheating scandal continue to spread across Nassau County.
Nassau County prosecutors investigating an SAT scandal are reportedly focused on at least one more phony test taker and two other schools.
A former Great Neck North High School student is accused of accepting cash to impersonate students and take the SAT exam for them.
Great Neck school officials were to meet Monday night to discuss the latest scandal to hit their prestigious school district — students paying other people to take their college entrance exams or SATs.