An investigation into claims that students in Henan province were cheated out of high scores in the national college entrance examination, or gaokao, has found no evidence of wrongdoing, disciplinary authorities said.
The parents of four students in four cities claimed last week that their children's answer sheets had been switched, resulting in them receiving much lower scores than expected in the June exam. They blamed malpractice in local admissions offices.
The provincial discipline inspection commission and supervisory commission launched a probe into the allegations.
After checking the student's papers, answer sheets and surveillance footage from the test centers, they issued a joint statement, saying nothing untoward had been found.
The authorities said a review of surveillance camera footage showed there had been noswitching of the students' test papers and answer sheets. Every exam procedure at the sitesused by the four students was done strictly in compliance with set standards.
The investigation found that two admissions office officials — identified only by theirsurnames, Zhu and Yu — did not abuse their powers or collude with others to conductcheating in the exam, the statement said.