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Test Scoring and Analysis Using SAS by Jeffrey Smith, EdD Ron Cody

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Chapter 10: Detecting Cheating on Multiple-Choice Tests

Introduction

How to Detect Cheating: Method One

How to Detect Cheating: Method Two

Searching for a Match

Conclusion

References

Introduction

This chapter covers several methods on how to detect cheating on multiple-choice exams. It is important to investigate claims of cheating very carefully since an accusation of cheating has such serious consequences. We recommend that the methods and programs presented here be used only after a question of cheating has been raised by independent means, such as suspicious behavior observed by a proctor or other independent evidence that cheating occurred. This is important because if you look at every student in a large class, the probability of finding ...

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