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ERIC Number: ED410249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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High-Tech Approaches to Breeching Examination Security. Espionage 101.
Colton, Gregg D.
Technology has provided the public with the ability to steal the contents of multiple examinations in a short time period and at minimal cost. No examination is safe from compromise, and the only variable is the extent and sophistication used to bring about the compromise or theft. With the easy availability of micro-video equipment, audio recorders, and still cameras, the traditional methods are essentially archaic. Available technologies that are described are: (1) still cameras in small sizes; (2) audio recorders and transmitters; (3) video cameras, recorders, and transmitters; (4) electromagnetic spectrum interception; and (5) miscellaneous measures, such as the ultraviolet pen and pages. Electronic countermeasures are available, but the most economical and easy to implement countermeasures are through proctors and staff trained in effective observation skills and controlling the exposure of the examination. Computer testing, which had been regarded as a way to ensure examination security, is actually at least as vulnerable as paper and pencil testing. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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