New York prosecutors are filing more criminal charges against students in a widening SAT scandal involving an Emory University sophomore. The testing company is also promising to tighten security after the scandal showed breakdowns that allowed the cheating.
Thirteen New York students were taken into custody Tuesday as part of an expanding investigation into SAT cheating on Long Island, NY. It was the second group among 15 students from affluent Long Island communities accused of hiring or receiving payment to take college admission exams for others.
In September, Emory sophomore Sam Eshaghoff was arrested on charges he went home to Great Neck North High School and passed himself off as at least seven other students, getting as much as $2,500 to take their SATs. According to prosecutors, test takers used fake IDs and went to test sites where they wouldn’t be recognized.