The idea is that when exams measure performance through analysis of information, the ability to find facts is not that helpful.
On April 23, ACT and Advanced Placement test materials were discovered missing from what was described as a “very secure area” within the school, Cherry Creek School District spokeswoman Tustin Amole said.
This story describes one teacher’s experience where his supervisors suggested that students should be given hints during the exam.
– The army is providing security to prevent the test booklets from being stolen while in transit or during delivery.
– Test booklet “leakage” is a common problem that plagues Pakistan and India.
Spanish MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa is in trouble with the local police after being taken in for questioning about cheating in an examination for a captain`s recreational yachting licence.
-Al Meyers has written a rather involved reaction to the AJC series of cheating stories.
-He states, “These are SERIOUS allegations leveled by a local newspaper. Instead of having direct evidence of cheating, they are saying, ‘Here’s some data we compiled – it’s not conclusive, but we think you should look into it.'”
What a shock: Smart guys with affluent parents cheat on tests for fun and profit. It’s true that money can’t buy good morals or respectability. A fancy paycheck and fancier home can’t insulate your children from their own foibles, fallibility and foolish choices.
The Computer Science professor told the students that markers were in the files and that they should not cheat. If they cheated, they would be caught. They cheated despite being warned. Some students are upset. They think it is unfair that they were caught but students in earlier semesters were not.
More than a third of teachers have admitted they could be tempted to re-write their pupils’ exam answers, according to a poll. Some 35% of teachers said the pressure to improve their students’ grades was now so strong they could be persuaded to cheat.
A student in India recorded a proctor/trainer disclosing answers to questions during the examination. The proctor who was also a trainer was charging about $300 to the students to give them answers to the test questions. Students who refused to pay were harassed. The proctor’s actions were equivalent to extorted cheating.