University of Virginia

SAT Scores – What difference can 10 points make?

Quite a bit apparently.

The New York Times reports that a senior official at Claremont McKenna in California has been submitting false SAT scores to publications like the U.S. News & World Report for six years.  The falsified scores were inflated by an average of 10 to 20 points for each reading and math.  The administrator in question has resigned.  Apparently the motive was to improve the college’s ranking in guides that count SAT scores as one of the ranking criteria.  What a sad example to set for students.