Cheating on Tests
This is the first book to offer a comprehensive look at the problem of cheating on assessments (tests) across all levels of the American educational system. It is organized around seven major objectives that identify this problem by: 1. introducing and defining the problem of cheating and documenting the extent of its occurrence, 2. cataloging and presenting information on the methods used to cheat on tests, 3. providing information on methods useful for preventing cheating, 4. describing methods used to detect cheating once it has occurred, 5. synthesizing what is known about predispositions, correlates, and cultural differences in cheating, 6. summarizing legal issues related to cheating, and 7. illustrating ways in which individuals and institutions respond to cheating. Cheating on Tests is informally written using a minimum of professional jargon and numerous anecdotes and cases. Technical information is largely confined to end-of-book appendices. It will appeal to all serious stakeholders in our educational system from parents and school board members to professionals directly connected to our schools and the testing industry.
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