Thursday, January 26, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Standardized testing is a common method by which colleges and universities evaluate the competency of applying high school students. But an increasing amount of students are cheating on such tests, which has caused lawmakers in New York to consider actually harvesting “digital DNA” from students and applying it to special ID cards that students would be required to furnish both before and after taking the SAT or ACT exams to prove their identities.
The digital DNA card idea was birthed after a major cheating scandal at Great Neck North High School on Long Island. Students struggling with their studies and the standardized test protocol apparently hired Sam Eshaghoff, a former student who performed well on his own SAT exam, to take the test for them in exchange for cash (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/12/29/exclusive-teen-accused-in-l-i-sat-scandal-says-he-provided-reliable-service/).