More Arrests to Come in NY SAT Cheating Scandal

The investigation into the SAT cheating scandal at a New York high school has now expanded to 2 more districts and one private school, and more arrests of current or former students are imminent.  Prosceutors are saying this stems from a report of a suspect who was paid to take entrace exams from college bound students.

Also included in the probe are those who solicited the service. 

“We continue to work with school administrators to determine the scope of this cheating ring and we will be making additional arrests in the near future,” said Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.
She would not name the districts under scrutiny.  Fox News

School administrators are helping investigators examine disparities between student grade point averages and their SAT scores in an effort to identify cheaters.  Documents have been subpoenaed from ETS, the nonprofit agency that administers the exam critical to college entry. 

The chairman of the state Senate’s Higher Education Committee, Sen. Kenneth LaValle of Long Island, said he is planning an Oct. 25 hearing on the scandal.  The probe started when former Great Neck North High School scholastic star Sam Eshaghoff, 19, was busted last month for accepting money to ace the test for six other current and former students. Those students were also arrested.  Fake student identity cards were used for the scheme.  Former Great Neck North High School scholastic star Sam Eshaghoff, 19, was busted last month for accepting money, and was paid between $1,500 and $2,500 for taking the tests.

“We now know that Samuel Eshaghoff was not the only person impersonating other students and taking the SAT for cash,” Rice said.  Fox News

Eshaghoff, facing felony charges, had a court date Tuesday that was adjourned until Nov. 28. Eshaghoff is currently enrolled at Emory University in Atlanta but is now being investigated by the school.

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