A #Florida high school student has abandoned her fight to validate one of her #SAT scores, her attorneys say, weeks after she cried foul over test administrators' decision to investigate it over signs of possible cheating.
Kamilah Campbell, a #Miami Gardens high school senior, instead is considering another retake of the SAT, her attorneys and the #College Board said in a joint statement given to CNN on Thursday.
"The attention generated by Kamilah's case has been extremely #stressful and #emotionally #traumatizing for her," the statement from Ben Crump Law, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, and the College Board reads.
"Rather than further challenging the score validity process, she is now interested in potentially retaking the SAT and continuing her path forward privately as she pursues her college goals."
Campbell and attorney Ben Crump held a news conference in early January, saying they believed test administrators were holding up one of her scores -- a 1230 -- because it was too high an improvement from her initial effort, a 900.
But the College Board, which develops the test, and the #Educational Testing Service, the test administrator, pushed back. A letter that ETS sent to Campbell late last year had said her second score was being investigated primarily over concerns that her answers aligned too closely with those of other test takers.
And the College Board said a score is never flagged solely on score gains, but that a number of factors come into play, including any absence of notes and calculations in testing booklets, which students must turn in.
Campbell insisted in the first days of January that she didn't cheat, but instead improved her score through intense preparation.
Then the College Board said on January 4 that a report with initial evidence triggering the score's review -- a follow-up to the earlier ETS letter -- was on its way to Campbell.
After that, neither Crump nor Campbell publicly commented again about the case until Thursday's joint statement. Neither side released details about that report.
The College Board and Crump declined to further comment Thursday. #melanin #panafrican #foodforthought #blackisbeautiful #blackwomenrock