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Detecting and Preventing Classroom Cheating

Detecting and Preventing Classroom Cheating
Promoting Integrity in Assessment

First Edition

April 2003 | 168 pages | Corwin

No-nonsense, practical advice for identifying and deterring cheating!

Who cheats and why? How do they cheat? What are the consequences? What are the ways of stopping it before it starts? These critical questions and more are comprehensively answered by esteemed researcher Gregory J. Cizek in this user-friendly, authoritative guide. By offering invaluable insight and straightforward strategies on how to deal with, detect, and discourage cheating, this practical resource will help you achieve more accurate assessments, which are so important in the current accountability-driven educational climate.

Detecting and Preventing Classroom Cheating is a one-stop resource for everything educators need to know about this ever-present detriment to learning and assessment—from what constitutes cheating, to future steps on how it can be eradicated.

Highlights of the book include:

  • High-tech sources that aid students in cheating and plagiarizing, or aid educators in combating the problem
  • Sample forms, school policies, and honor codes
  • Characteristics of students and classrooms associated with cheating
  • Simple classroom changes that can prevent cheating
  • Specific techniques for responding to cheating
  • Questions for Further Discussion in each chapter

K-12 teachers, principals, school board members, and policy makers alike will benefit from the practical suggestions and no-nonsense approach offered in this definitive source on cheating.

Series Editors' Introduction
About the Author
Chapter 1. What Do We Know About Cheating in the Classroom?
Chapter 2. Why Is Cheating a Problem?
Chapter 3. How Does Cheating Occur?
Chapter 4. How Can Cheating Be Detected and Addressed?
Chapter 5. How Can Cheating Be Prevented?
Chapter 6. What Are the Next Steps?
Resource A: Glossary
Resource B: Resources Used to Cheat
Resource C: Resources to Help Deter Cheating
Resource D: Sample Cheating Policies and Honor Codes
Subject Index
Author Index
Key features

Informal style, graphic elements to help illustrate key points, sample forms and policies 

Important features include:

  • Glossary of key terms
  • Tips for detecting and preventing cheating & plagiarism
  • Strategies for responding to cheating with students, parents, and other educators
  • Sample school cheating policies and honor codes
  • Common resources that students use to cheat
  • Resources, including emerging high-tech methods, that can detect and deter cheating

Questions for Further Discussion at the end of each chapter making it ideal for study groups

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