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NY Prosecutor Plans Update on Test Cheating Probe

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Mineola, NY – A New York prosecutor has scheduled a press conference to discuss developments in a widening investigation into cheating on the SAT college entrance exam. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice's spokesman refused to confirm media reports that additional students are facing charges.

Rice in September arrested seven current or former students at Great Neck North High School. Six were charged with paying an older college student to take the SAT in their place. All seven have pleaded not guilty.

Rice later said her investigation had widened to other schools, both public and private, in the county.

Last month, a state Senate subcommittee on higher education grilled administrators of the SAT about test security. Officials said former FBI director Louis Freeh has been retained to develop recommendations for improved security.

Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.

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