Naval Academy physics exams reviewed over 'inconsistencies'

The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., is reviewing hundreds of physics exams over possible "inconsistencies."

U.S. Naval Academy Provost Andrew Philips said in a statement on Tuesday that the academy was working to resolve all uncertainties around the computer-based final exam for its Physics 1 (SP211) course.

The academy did not specify what the inconsistencies were.

"The Naval Academy is working to resolve the uncertainties surrounding the final examination as quickly as possible," Philips said. "Final grades will be posted upon completion of this review."

SP211 is a core class primarily taken by sophomores, or what the academy refers to as 3rd class midshipmen. All midshipmen who were enrolled in the course received an 'I-incomplete' marking.

The exam was taken by about 650 sophomores, who brought their laptops to the classroom to submit their answers online CNN reported.

The development comes one day after the U.S. Military Academy at West Point said that it was dealing with its worst academic dishonesty scandal in decades. Seventy-three cadets were accused of cheating on a math final exam in May, officials confirmed to The Hill on Monday, including 72 first-year cadets and one second-year cadet.