Monday, January 30, 2012
Rankings Scandal at Claremont McKenna
Claremont McKenna President (and former Tax Prof and Duke Law School Dean) Pamela Gann reports that the school's Office of Admission has inflated the SAT scores of its incoming class for the past six years by an average of 10 to 20 points each year. SAT scores count 7.5% in the U.S. News rankings methodology, and Claremont McKenna rose to 9th in the 2012 U.S. News Liberal Arts College Rankings, after being ranked 11th for the prior four years.
- Inside Higher Ed, Claremont McKenna Inflated SAT Scores for Rankings
- L.A. Times, Claremont McKenna College Inflated Freshman SAT Scores, Probe Finds
- New York Times, College Says It Exaggerated SAT Figures for Ratings
- New York Times Blog, Claremont McKenna Admits Exaggerating Students’ SAT Scores
- Wall Street Journal, College Says It Submitted False SAT Scores