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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: 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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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: Apple Watch Ban

Full disclosure here, people. I’m an Apple Fan-boy. Big time. I have a MacBook, an iPad, and iPhone, I’ve had an iPod Nano 5th gen for years, heck I even had the Limited Edition U2 iPod in High School. Obviously, I deeply covet the Apple Watch. Even if calling it a watch is like calling […]

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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: Outsource that Online Essay!    

In the past week we’ve heard of two web-based services (Here and here; and honestly researching this blog we found a few more) that will write your online essay for you, take your online test, and whatever else you want them to do in your online class. The big focus, and most popular buy across […]

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ProctorFree is going to Music City Tennesse for SACSOC Annual Meeting

The ProctorFree team is heading to Music City! The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSOC) Annual Meeting is in Nashville, Tennessee this December 6th to 9th and we’ll be exhibiting. SACS is an accrediting body – so what is ProctorFree doing there? Well since we can verify the identity of individuals […]

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This Week in Cheating: Cicret Wearable Technology

A new startup out of France has a cool new device to view your phone…and everyone is freaking out! Cicret, (pronounced secret…I guess since this other app is named Secret they got a little clever with the spelling. And even that Secret had to get a URL with .ly!) is an app connected to a bracelet, […]

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OLC, Campus Tech, and GaETC Fall Conference Tour

It sure has been a fun few weeks here at ProctorFree! The Fall Conference Circuit has treated us well and we’ve had an absolute ball meeting so many inspiring educators. Most recently we went on a whirlwind 2-week tour. From Orlando to Chicago to Atlanta, from University Vice-Presidents to elementary school teachers, from OLC to […]

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“Who loves online testing?”, Reflecting on NCTA14 in Denver

Going to conferences can sometimes be hit-or-miss as an exhibitor. Attendance is usually an estimated number, the exhibit hall might have an awkward layout, and you can get poor table placement. None of that happened last week – NCTA14 rocked! The organizers did a fantastic job with the layout of the hall, we weren’t cramped, and […]