Lawmakers: Changes needed to stop cheating on SATs

reported last month, seven current and former students at the school were arrested after authorities say six of them hired 19-year-old Samuel Eshaghoff to take the exam for them.

Great Neck Nigh School North Principal Bernard Kaplan blasted Educational Testing Services (ETS), the organization that administers the SATs, saying that it has made it very easy to cheat on the exam.

Lawmakers today grilled ETS officials, questioning the company's security procedures. SAT officials say they do 3 million tests a year, and there are only about 300 cases of impersonation.

Officials with the ETS and the College Board, which create the SATs, say they will consider making changes recommended today, including taking pictures of students at test time and fingerprinting.

Meanwhile, SAT officials say they have hired an outside firm to review test security and recommend upgrades.

Lawmakers also say they will review a 1979 law that prevents colleges from being notified about students that cheated on the SAT.

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