Cheating On Tests / Edition 1

Cheating On Tests / Edition 1

by Gregory J. Cizek
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805831450
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/12/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. An Introduction to Cheating: The Wrong and the Short of It. Frequency and Perceptions of Cheating. How to Cheat: A Compendium of Methods. Cheating in Postgraduate and Professional Contexts. Cheating in Other Countries and Cultures. Correlates of Cheating. Detecting Cheating on Tests. Responding to Cheating. Deterring Cheating: An Ounce of Prevention. Legal Issues and Cheating. Cheating and the Ethos of Testing. Appendices: Statistical Methods for Detecting Cheating. Academic Integrity Policy Models. Sample Due Process Policy.

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