Nassau DA: Better SAT Exam Security Needed

College student impersonated six high school students and took the SATs for them in exchange for cash, district attorney says

By Frank Eltman
|  Thursday, Sep 29, 2011  |  Updated 12:36 PM EDT
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Sam Eshaghoff, a student at Emory University, is accused of accepting thousands of dollars from at least six Long Island high school students in exchange for taking their SAT tests for them.

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A New York prosecutor who charged seven teenagers in an SAT cheating scandal says more can be done to secure the test system.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice says photographs should be taken of every person taking the exam.

She also says colleges should be notified when a student is caught cheating on the SAT. That is currently not done.     

Six current or former Great Neck North High School students allegedly paid a college student to take the SAT for them.     

The 2010 Great Neck North graduate, Sam Eshaghoff, spent his freshman year at the University of Michigan before transferring to Emory University in Atlanta.     

Rice says more arrests are possible.     

Officials at the company that administers the SATs believes the cheating problem is not widespread.     

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