ERIC Number: ED263181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunity Knocked Out: Reducing Cheating by Teachers on Student Tests.
Careful management of a testing program can greatly limit a teacher's opportunity to cheat while administering standardized tests to students and can increase the likelihood that such cheating will be detected. The Austin Independent School District's systemwide testing staff's plan for controlling cheating has three basic premises: (1) plan and organize for security by reducing the opportunities available for cheating; (2) look everywhere for clues and discrepancies; and (3) follow up swiftly on violations to let the school personnel know how seriously cheating is viewed. The following are included as attachments: the "Profile of a Teacher Who Cheats on Standardized Tests"--a composite that in some ways contradicts usual perceptions; six brief case studies of cheating in the Austin Independent School District; and "Guidelines for Test Administrator." (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.