Student Dishonesty in the Face of Assessment

Who, Why, and What We Can Do About It

Authored by: Tamera B. Murdock , Jason M. Stephens , Morgan M. Grotewiel

Handbook of Human and Social Conditions in Assessment

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138811539
eBook ISBN: 9781315749136
Adobe ISBN: 9781317608189


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Academic assessment serves numerous functions: providing feedback for future instruction; communicating information about students’ achievement; facilitating placement decisions; documenting accomplishments for a wider audience; and, especially in the USA, evaluating the yearly progress of teachers and school districts. Although cheating is a problem on external assessments such as national exams, the focus of this chapter is on internal assessments teachers design or select, because cheating in this context more immediately disrupts the critical feedback function of assessment.

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