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The toll rises in the Air Force Cheating Scandal

92 US nuclear missile officers implicated in a growing exam cheating scandal. One of US’s three nuclear missile wings that oversee inter-continental missiles has been implicated in a cheating scandal. 92 Malmstrom Air Force Base officers in Montana have had their certifications revoked and are no longer attending their missile management responsibilities. The scandal was […]

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Cheating by the Numbers

Our friends at BestCollegeReviews asked us to share the infographic below. We thought it contained some great data about academic integrity and student cheating so here it is. Source: BestCollegeReviews.org

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Fear of teachers changing test scores in England, leads to test changes

Six-year-old students in England are required to take a reading skills test after one year of schooling. This test aims at identifying those students struggling with reading. In the summer of 2013, a suspiciously large percentage of students got just the score necessary for passing the reading skills test. As a result, the Department for […]

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Kapiolani Community College Changes Testing Protocols in Response to Cheaters

Kapiolani Community College has made significant changes to its testing policies for their Radiologic Technology Program because of a student grievance that uncovered highly technical cheating. A photographed image of a test was circulated via email to students enrolled in the program recently. The report did not indicate how or when the photo was taken. One […]

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Test cheating scandal in Philadelphia leads to three principals being fired

Ongoing investigations on the Philadelphia cheating scandal resulted in the firing of three high school principals who’ve been implicated. Cheating allegations on standardized test exams from 2009 to 2011 spurred a statewide probing of Philadelphia schools’. State prosecution begun in 2011 after information have been obtained regarding extensive cheating by teachers and principals in numerous […]

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The Psychology of Cheating

Scientists have long studied the psychology of cheating and searched to pinpoint circumstances and triggers that may lead people to cheat. Moral Development A number of theories have been suggested. Lawrence Kohlberg for instance, associated cheating with an individual’s morality level. The higher on the moral development ladder one is, the farther away she is […]

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ProctorFree Set to Attend the 2014 International Center for Academic Integrity Annual Conference

Please join us in attendance at the 2014 International Center for Academic Integrity’s (ICAI) Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida from February 28th, 2014 to March 2nd, 2014. The ICAI conference brings together academic professionals from around the world to identify innovative ways to hinder cheating and academic dishonesty in higher education. This year’s conference features […]

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A Review of the Biggest Cheating Scandals of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we thought we would take some time to review some of the top cheating scandals that we blogged about over the year. While it may seem redundant, we think it’s important to take a look and see how students, teachers, and administrators find ways to cheat the system. If […]

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Florida International University: Students sell illegally obtained test

Two students and one alumnus were involved in a cheating scandal at the Florida International University. The alumnus allegedly hacked into a professor’s email account and obtained the exam paper, and the other two FIU students distributed the test to interested students for up to $150 a piece. The 30-year old alumnus, hacked the said […]

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Cheating in Higher Education from a Ghost Writer’s Point of View

Dave Tomar, author of the Shadow Scholar: How I Made A Living Helping College Kids Cheat, offers an inside peek into how college-level cheating is a widely ingrained premise in higher education. Tomar has been an academic ghostwriter for most of the past decade. He would create papers, presentations, PhD dissertations, case studies and other […]