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Achieving Harmony: Tuning into Practice
Wednesday, June 17 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
POSTER.38 - Prevalence of academic misconduct on written tests: How to measure it and how to stop it!

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Self-reports suggest over 50% of Canadian university students cheat at some point in their academic career (Christensen Hughes & McCabe, 2006). A recent survey suggests only a small number of students are punished for cheating, and true values of academic misconduct (AM) are difficult to obtain (Moore, 2014). We had a concern that students were performing AM by altering written tests and resubmitting them for higher grades; thereby compromising the integrity of our current assessment style. Therefore, we objectively quantified the prevalence of AM on written tests in 11 senior courses. All student midterms were scanned and any midterm submitted for re-grading was compared to its original for evidence of AM. Student characteristics, test details, and course information were also recorded. Results show that this form of AM was rare; prevalent on


Wednesday June 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bayshore Foyer

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