Disciplinary action taken against Haskell employees after investigation of student-athlete test scores

A Department of Education investigation into falsified student-athlete test scores at Haskell Indian Nations University resulted in “official action on the employees and students involved,” according to a press release issued by Haskell on Tuesday.

The release indicates that ACT test scores dating back to 2008 were involved, and that employees were “disciplined for manipulation of three other student transcripts.” Some games will be forfeited as well. Two employees involved no longer work at Haskell, according to the release.

The release of information comes following repeated Journal-World requests for information beginning in early May. The Journal-World received an anonymous letter alleging a federal investigation into the basketball and football programs at Haskell and potential academic misconduct.

The news release does not specify what sports were involved, and it’s unclear how many employees were involved or how high up the athletics hierarchy at Haskell the investigation reached. It’s unclear how the grades and transcripts were falsified, but the release states: “In addition to an upgrade/improved database and admission process, instances such as this will no longer be possible.”

Haskell representatives could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.