Kamilah Campbell, a Miami teen high schooler, may have to think twice about applying to any colleges on her wish list.
After taking the SAT test, for a second time, Campbell’s score improved by more than 300 points. Under any other circumstances, this would be a cause for celebration. However, the Educational Testing Service is punishing Campbell, under the suspicion that she cheated.
Campbell took her first SAT test in March of her junior year, receiving a score of 900. She later took the test a second time, receiving a score of 1230 points. Campbell recalls opening a letter stating that her improved performance, was unbelievable, and therefore, considered impossible.
“based on a preliminary review, there appears to be substantial evidence that your scores on the October 6, 2018 SAT are invalid as a result of substantial agreement between your answers on one or more scores sections of the test and those of other test-takers.”
Campbell’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, says they will fight ETS.
“Between then and October she practiced diligently, working with her teachers, receiving tutoring, and regularly accessing the preparatory resources of Khan Academy,” Crump said.
Campbell is an honors student at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High, in Miami Florida. She’s also the co-captain of her high school dance team. She has hopes on receiving a scholarship from Florida’s Medallion Scholarship program, in hopes that she’ll be able to attend Florida State University, where she wants to major in dance and business.
Unfortunately, because her test scores have been flagged and deemed invalid, her dreams are jeopardy.
According to BuzzFeedNews, Crump plans to help Campbell pursue further legal action.
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