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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Professor Sylvia Lazos Appears on Ralston Reports

Sylvia Lazos is the Justice Myron Leavitt Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On April 21, she appeared on KSNV News 3's Ralston Reports (16:26 remaining mark) to talk about cheating on a proficiency test by adults at a Las Vegas elementary school.

"I think that the State of Nevada needs to have a system in that is statistical and that helps us to spot the more flagrant cheaters. I think in this particular case, going from 20, 30 percent proficiency in third grade to about 80 percent proficiency in third grade is flagrant. It should have been caught almost right away. It took two years. That's disappointing. That tells me that the Nevada Department of Education has not invested enough money in statistical methods that will give us a certain amount of trust in the reliability of the system," she said during the interview.

Professor Lazos is a frequent op-ed contributor, and her expertise is sought by print and broadcast media on a wide range of subjects, including higher education, immigration, race relations, government, voting and initiatives.