In the article Testing the Limits of Academic Fraud in Sports, Chronicle author Wolverton discusses recent reports about the increase in ACT and SAT scores for athletes, the phenomenon that athletes who seem to be academically qualified “earn” high test scores and the efforts by ACT and SAT test administrators are taking to improve test security.
Cheating to win seems to start early. It seems to be part of U.S. culture to “win at all costs” and that you measure success only by the size of the wallet. It’s not hard to imagine those students participating in a bounty system. Even if the student didn’t initiative it, that student would participate without question.
Disheartening, but not surprising.