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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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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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In an attempt to cheat, student is caught by group of teachers online

A Seattle-based student created a Craigslist ad for a “taller college age brunette” in order to take an online college placement test for her. Some teachers, members of a private teaching Facebook group, found out about it and decided to act. They had an English teacher —fitting the student’s profile —contact the student under a […]

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Navy Exam Cheating Scandal Revealed in the Wake of Air Force Issues

After cheating allegations by a sailor who revealed the circulation of exam answers between trainers and trainees on nuclear reactor, the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command prompted an investigation. So far, more than 20 people are said to be implicated in the cheating incident but as the investigation deepens, the number is expected to rise. […]

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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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College Uses Drones to Deter Exam Cheating – Real or Hoax?

Just Kidding, kind of. This is being reported as a real story by several news sources but the description of the YouTube video describes this as a hoax put on by a specific department within the school. It seems a little far fetched that a school would be comfortable going to the farthest end of […]

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Cheating On Employment Tests Will (Almost) Always Go Wrong

There’s an ongoing debate on whether employment test are more accurate than actually having a prospective employee seen in action. Can a phone interview, an online proctored test or even a face-to-face interview provide an accurate picture of the attitude, capacities and personality of a candidate? Is a company really concerned about how proactive or […]

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Honor Code – Will it Discourage Cheating?

In China, high school students are under a lot of pressure. Getting into college depends on students’ one-time performance at the annual college entrance exams. China, like many other countries, implements an educational system that prioritizes test performance and in some ways practices a “teach to the test” mentality. Inevitably, the increasing reliance on test […]

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High Tech Exam Cheating with Bluetooth Technology

During a test in Jaipur, India, exam-takers used Bluetooth technology to discreetly retrieve test answers. The local police interrogated about 70 individuals involved in the cheating incident. Their mobile phones, headsets, and Bluetooth devices were confiscated to facilitate the investigation. It’s been revealed that the cheating scheme involved a shared configuration that allow these men […]