In the wake of the New York test cheating scandal, officials now believe that SAT and ACT cheating is rampant "across the country." Now is the time for a complete reassessment of how standardized testing works in the U.S. -- and facial recognition technology might be a good place to start.
Facial rec is already being used to clock people in to work, verify identities at banks and even track down criminals. Why not add it as a means of verifying students' identity?
According to the New York Times, in one case six students paid the same man to take tests for them. And one of them was a female. Clearly, test administrators are ignoring even the simplest security measures.
In the future, facial recognition will do the work for them, linking each student's image to his or her test number. And cheating will be a thing of the past.