Standardized testing

Gregory Abbott, far left, and his wife Marcia, far right, get into a car as they leave federal court after their sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 08, 2019 - 6:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A business executive and his wife, a former journalist, were each sentenced to a month in prison Tuesday for paying $125,000 to rig their daughter's college entrance exams in a scandal involving dozens of wealthy and sometimes famous parents. Gregory and Marcia Abbott, of New York and...
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Felicity Huffman leaves federal court with her brother Moore Huffman Jr. following, after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 13, 2019 - 5:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own. "I was frightened, I was stupid, and I was so wrong,"...
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August 26, 2019 - 4:25 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators have reached a compromise on doing away with more standardized testing in public schools. The House and Senate hammered out an agreement between competing bills and scheduled final votes on the measure on Monday evening. If approved, the agreement...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, TobyMacFarlane departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Authorities said Tuesday, April 23, that MacFarlane, a former senior executive at a title insurance company, will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and cooperate with federal authorities in the case. (AP Photos/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 24, 2019 - 2:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — As a sweeping bribery scandal reignites debate over college admissions, a pair of polls reveal that many Americans think the nation's universities place too much emphasis on factors such as wealth, family ties and athletic ability. The surveys, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC...
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Mark Riddell arrives at federal court Friday, April 12, 2019, in Boston, where he was scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Riddell, a former Florida prep school administrator, has pleaded guilty to rigging students’ entrance exam scores in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 12, 2019 - 4:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former Florida prep school administrator pleaded guilty Friday to take college entrance exams for students in exchange for cash to help wealthy parents get their kids into elite universities. Mark Riddell admitted to secretly taking the ACT and SAT in place of students, or...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, Bruce Isackson departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing on Monday, April 8, 2019, Isackson agreed to plead guilty in the cheating scam. (AP Photos/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 08, 2019 - 9:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on court proceedings in the college bribery scandal (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Netflix officials decided to move the release date of a film starring Felicity Huffman who pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scam. The streaming service said Monday that "...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing on Monday, April 8, 2019, Huffman agreed to plead guilty in the cheating scam. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 08, 2019 - 8:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scam that ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation's most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday...
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This combination photo shows actresses Felicity Huffman, left, and Lori Loughlin outside of federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, where they face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, left, Steven Senne)
April 05, 2019 - 11:01 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The most brazen abuses of standardized testing in the college bribery scandal could be chalked up to security lapses: the ringer hired to take the SAT, the proctors paid to look the other way, the accommodations for extra time obtained through false diagnoses of disabilities...
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FILE - This Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The university says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions. The university said in a statement Monday, March 18, 2019, it has placed holds on the accounts of those students, which prevents them from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)
March 19, 2019 - 4:01 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the wake of a massive college bribery scheme, the schools caught in the middle have been left facing a thorny question: What to do about the students who may have been admitted through fraud? The University of Southern California announced late Monday it had placed holds on an...
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U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announces indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston. Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with nearly 50 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to help get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, federal prosecutors said. "For every student admitted through fraud, an honest and genuinely talented student was rejected," Lelling said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 13, 2019 - 12:15 am
A college entrance exam policy aimed at helping students with disabilities was exploited to enable cheating in what is being described as the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities, according to court papers made public Tuesday. At least 50 people were charged in...
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