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Investigating Test Fraud

When people violate the rules of a test or assessment it can have serious consequences. It can undermine the integrity of the whole assessment. It leads to people getting results, certificates and jobs that they are not truly qualified for.

Test fraud is the term for any action that goes against the rules of an assessment. It usually involves individuals cheating or stealing test content to sell to future test-takers.

We have launched a new series called “Investigating Test Fraud”. This hub contains all the content for that series. We will regularly update it to feature blogs, videos and resources that help test makers understand test fraud and develop strategies to prevent it. We hope shining a light on this issue will help to protect test integrity and maintain trust in reliable assessments.

White Paper: How Common is Test Fraud

Test fraud is the term for any activity that violates the rules of the assessment. It consists of cheating in assessments to secure a better score or stealing the content of the test to sell on to future candidates. But how big a problem is it?

Our white paper, “How Common is Test Fraud” explores how common cheating and other kinds of test fraud are. It will help test-setters judge what level of security they require to deter rule breaking in their own programmes.

Video: Investigating Test Fraud and Creating Reliable Assessments

When people commit test fraud, such as cheating, it has serious consequences. It can lead to people getting jobs they’re not qualified for. They could be placed in situations where they are a risk to themselves and others.

In our new video, Questionmark founder John Kleeman explores the different kinds of test fraud and why they can have such serious consequences.

White Paper: The Psychology of Test Fraud

When people cheat at tests and exams, their mindset is often similar to those that commit other types of fraud. Despite the consequences of their actions, most offenders don’t consider themselves “bad people”. They have reasons that they believe justify their actions.

Our white paper on “The Psychology of Test Fraud” explores what motivates people to cheat or steal test content. By understanding and tackling these factors, test programmes can reduce the risk of test fraud.

Blog: Investigating Test Fraud and Creating Reliable Assessments

Test fraud appears in one of two forms: cheating or content theft. Both have serious repercussions. To protect tests and exams from test fraud, people have to prioritise the kinds of rule breaking that present the biggest threat. Then they must develop strategies to counter them.

In a new blog post, Questionmark Founder John Kleeman explores the different kinds of cheating and content theft and how test programme supervisors can quantify the risk.

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