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Cheating on Tests: How To Do It, Detect It, and Prevent It [NOOK Book]

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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. ...
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Cheating on Tests: How To Do It, Detect It, and Prevent It

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Overview

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: 9781135672508
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 An Introduction to Cheating: The Wrong and the Short of It 1
Ch. 2 Frequency and Perceptions of Cheating 9
Ch. 3 How to Cheat: A Compendium of Methods 37
Ch. 4 Cheating in Postgraduate and Professional Contexts 59
Ch. 5 Cheating in Other Countries and Cultures 74
Ch. 6 Correlates of Cheating 90
Ch. 7 Detecting Cheating on Tests 127
Ch. 8 Responding to Cheating 151
Ch. 9 Deterring Cheating: An Ounce of Prevention 163
Ch. 10 Legal Issues and Cheating 189
Ch. 11 Cheating and the Ethos of Testing 200
App. A Statistical Methods for Detecting Cheating 211
App. B Academic Integrity Policy Models 221
App. C Sample Due Process Policy 231
References 233
Author Index 249
Subject Index 257
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