Claremont McKenna College released on April 17 a 28-page, investigative report by the large California law firm O'Melveny & Myers LLP that covered why, how, and the extent to which the Claremont, Calif., college falsely reported SAT, ACT, high school class standing, and application data starting in 2004.
[Read our earlier post about Claremont McKenna's announcement that certain data had been misrepresented.]
In terms of the Claremont College report and the school's current rank in U.S. News's Best Colleges rankings published at usnews.com, "We're reviewing the report," says U.S.News & World Report Editor and Chief Content Officer Brian Kelly. "Our preliminary calculation shows that based on the correct data, Claremont McKenna College's ranking would not have changed. We will decide if further adjustments or explanations to our readers are necessary."
Some of the key coverage on the new report:
• Inside Higher Ed: "Fudged Numbers"
• Chronicle of Higher Education: "Differing 'Admission Priorities' Prompted VP to Falsify Data"