Dan Sorensen, the Vice President of Marketing for Caveon Test Security has made the presentation available for downloading that he gave at the ATP Conference in Dallas, TX, in early March 08. You can check it out yourself at this URL:
Some data he presented that I really found interesting follows:
CollegeHumor.com ran a cheating survey (asking students to be honest about their cheating).
- 20,000 students responded (!)
- 60.8% admitted to cheating
- 72.9% of those dont feel bad about it
- Average GPA of cheaters: 3.37
- Average GPA of non-cheaters: 2.85
- 81.3% have never been caught
Researcher Don McCabe has engaged over 24,000 students in the last six years in surveys about cheating. Those students represent 70 schools: 21 public schools, 32 private schools, and 17 parochial schools. (Over 90% of students receiving surveys provided usable responses).
McCabe concludes that cheating is widespread; that students easily rationalize cheating (everyone else does it; why do the work if you don't have to, etc.); thatstudents feel teachers ignoring cheating is part of the problem; and that students cheat for a variety of reasons. Other interesting data from McCabe follows.
Public schools, exam: 76% have cheated on an exam
Public schools, plagiarism: 61% have plagiarized written materials
Private schools, exam: 49% have cheated
Private schools, plagiarism: 47% have plagiarized
Parochial schools, exam: 71% have cheated
Parochial schools, plagiarism: 64% have plagiarized
OTHER CHEATING FACTS TO KNOW AND SHARE
- In China, a hired gun test-taker is referred to as a gunman. In ot
her words, a gunman is a person hired to take a test for someone else.
- More and more, gunmen are double-crossing those who hire them after completing the exam, demanding more money than originally discussed. Gunmen demand more money, threatening to report the cheaters to authorities if they dont get it (the consequences of being caught cheating in China are career ending)
- In Spain, a fraud was revealed regarding the taking of drivers license exams. Those in on the fraud were told to make sure their cell phones were set to silent and vibrate, and to keep the phones in their pockets. During the exam, they received answers to exam questions one-by-one, with a single vibration being code to check box A, two vibrations meant B, and three vibrations was the code for checking box C Its estimated that organizers may have netted over 24 million Euro from the scam.