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This Week in Cheating: Targeting Students through Facebook

Greetings Protectors of Academic Integrity and Proctoring, We are back with a brand new “This Week in Cheating”. This week we see a service that goes right after online classes and online proctoring. Last night I was scrolling through The Facebook and came across a sponsored ad. Facebook’s sponsored ads are really quite sophisticated. As a marketer, […]

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Majority of Students Admit to Cheating in College

Want to see a magic trick? OK, follow along. I can predict with extreme accuracy whether or not you cheated in college. Regardless of once, twice, or for all 4 years. It doesn’t matter if it was one assignment with a smidgen of plagiarism, a little eye-wandering on the big test, or full-blown stealing the […]

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This week in Cheating: Stranger than Fiction

Apparently in the revelry following the New Zealand All Blacks win in the Rugby World Cup, some overly excited student at Auckland based Avondale College circulated a hoax letter describing a new cheating deterrent. Deterrence is a big deal for us academic integrity folks. It’s like a no-harm/no-foul pre-emptive strike where everyone can test happily. […]

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This Week in Cheating: Go To Jail

So if I understand this article correctly (click here), in China there is an exam you take in high school that determines your future education potential and career opportunities. It doesn’t get much more “high stakes” than that.  Where there are high stakes exams you’ll inevitably find cheaters, just like how autumn brings out every […]

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NCTA 2015 Presentation Preview

The National College Testing Association Conference (NCTA 2015) in St. Pete, Florida is less than a week away and I can barley contain my excitement! Not just because it’s a great conference, not just because I get to see a bunch of my friends from different schools, not just because I get to go back […]

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Packing List, NCTA 2015

Greetings Test Lovers, If you are like me, and you live for academic integrity, nothing makes you happier than getting together with several hundred academics and university staff to discuss testing. Next week I’ll be travelling to the greatest state in the union, Florida: where the sun is always shining and the people are all […]

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This Week in Cheating: Pearson Social Media Question Leaks

Kids these days, huh? There is a whole rigmarole over news that students are sharing questions to the multi-state-wide PARCC test on social media. That’s the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers by Pearson. The test has some pretty serious stakes. For example, the teacher’s salary is tied to the performance of […]

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This Week in Cheating: Honor Codes Making a Comeback

A cheating deterrent going back as far anyone can seem to remember is to pledge an oath, a vow, to swear on something, or just simply read an honor code. It’s even Numbers 30:2 “If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his […]

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This Week in Cheating: Using Facebook to Share Quizzes and Test

Facebook is, in my opinion, my generation’s greatest gift to humanity. It allows us to perform a myriad of social interactions ranging from the ever pleasing casual birthday greeting, to the more clandestine photo stalking. Facebook even let’s us follow our favorite brands and celebrities, and this cool page.  Facebook allows us to organize our friends […]

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SACSCOC 2014 Highlights

SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) 2014 was a momentous conference set in an incredible facility. The ProctorFree team has had a chance to reflect and wants to share some of the highlights with you. The What: From SACS themselves, “The 2014 SACSCOC Annual Meeting program will feature plenary and concurrent […]