U of I Asst. Dean Busted For Inflating Test Scores

The scores are used to attract prospective students

By Lacey McCraney
|  Monday, Sep 12, 2011  |  Updated 8:02 AM CDT
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U of I Asst. Dean Busted For Inflating Scores

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The University of Illinois has put an assistant dean within its College of Law on administrative leave after they say he inflated the test scores of incoming students.

The grade point averages and Law School Admissions Tests, or LSAT's, for the class of 2014 were exaggerated, according to the school.

The scores are put on the school's website and are used to attract prospective students.

University spokesman Tom Hardy told the Sun Times the matter is being taken very seriously by "the highest levels of the university, the campus and the College of Law, and a thorough inquiry into the facts has been initiated."

The assistant dean's name is not being released, but the school says an independent advisory firm as well as some attorneys from Chicago has launched an investigation.

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