Notice of Public Hearing: NYS Committee on Higher Education

Kenneth P. LaValle

October 12, 2011

Subject:     Truth in Testing: A Comprehensive Look at Standardized Testing Security Procedures

Date:          October 25, 2011 - 10 am - 1 pm

Place:         Roosevelt Hall, Little Theater
                  SUNY Farmingdale
                  2350 Broadhollow Rd.
                  Farmingdale, NY 11735

Purpose:    To investigate policies and procedures pertaining to the security of standardized tests

The Committee feels it is appropriate to hold a hearing to examine the circumstances surrounding the recently uncovered SAT cheating scandal at Great Neck North High School. The Committee will investigate how students were able to cheat, how often cheating is discovered, what procedures are followed when a breach i suspected, what can be done to prevent cheating in the future, and other issues the Committee deems appropriate.

Oral testimony is by invitation only. Please forward a written copy of testimony in advance to Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Room 806, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12247.

Invited to testify:

Kurt M. Landgraf, President and CEO
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road
Princetonn, NJ 08541

Kathleen M. Rice, District Attorney
Nassau County District Attorney’s Office
262 Old County Road
Mineola, NY 11501
Bernard Kaplin, Principal
John L. Miller
Great Neck North High School
35 Polo Road Great Neck , NY 11023

Robert Schaeffer
Fair Test
P.O. Box 300204
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Gaston Caperton
President of College Board