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Baylor Bribed Students with Low SATs to Retake Them for Higher Scores

17 October 2008 at 11:00:27 AM

My mother and father both went to Baylor, as did my sister. A lot of my kin not only went to Baylor but also worked for Baylor in administration. Presumably because of being a *Christian* university, you would think that Baylor would have set a moral and ethical example instead of going for, as seems obvious, higher rankings in the college listings. Nope.From the DMN

Sophomore Emanuel Gawrieh told the Lariat that Baylor was simply paying for higher scores and rankings.

"We're at a Christian institution where morals and values are supposed to be all that it's about. That was stretched and left behind in this decision," Gawrieh said. "I know someone who had to work all summer just to pay for books, but the entire freshman class had a chance to sit for a few hours and get paid for it."

The controversy comes just a few weeks after the National Association for College Admission Counseling released a report calling for standardized tests to be de-emphasized in college admissions. The report also restated NACAC's position opposing linking merit aid to minimum test scores – a practice Barry noted is still common at many institutions besides Baylor.

The Baylor situation has illustrated how "the misuse of admissions tests in the rankings are driving colleges and universities to behavior that is perhaps unfortunate," David Hawkins, NACAC's director of public policy and research, said Thursday.

Course, one of Baylor's prominent alumni, Bill Weber, who founded the Prestonwood Baptist Church wasn't such a moral example, either.

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