April 18 The U.S. West Point military academy in May 2020 exposed the largest cheating scandal in exams since 1976, the school announced on April 16 investigation and punishment results, 73 students suspected of cheating, 8 were expelled, the rest of the majority of the repetition for a year.
In the first half of 2020, West Point introduced online classes and all exams were held online, the Wall Street Journal reported. In a calculus test in May 2020, 73 students were found guilty of cheating, 72 of whom were “first graders” and one was “second graders”. The school’s honors committee then launched an investigation into the 73 students.
According to the latest investigation and treatment results released by the West Point military academy, 6 of the 73 people automatically dropped out of the school during the investigation phase, 4 were declared dead and 2 were not investigated for lack of evidence.
Another 51 confessed to making mistakes and were disciplined for one year; The 57 re-entry level at the same time into the stay-at-school inspection state, if reoffended later, will be immediately expelled. Of the eight expelled students, three accepted the arrangement of “military school tutoring method” and first became regular soldiers for one year, depending on their service achievements, and reapplyed for admission to the military academy.
The school also decided to repeal the “malicious foul-taker admission” scheme, which was developed six years ago, because it failed to meet the goal of “increasing automatic reporting and reducing tolerance for foul play”.
Cheating in exams at West Point is nothing new, with the most significant occurring in 1976, when 153 cadets dropped out or were expelled for cheating on electrical engineering exams.
The cheating scandal, which came to the fore last May, was the school’s worst exam scandal since 1976 in the Army’s junior training program for officers.