Levels of cheating in online exams soaring, say invigilators

From Times Higher Education: “Rates of cheating in online examinations have hit a record high, according to proctoring data that show that one in 14 students were caught breaking the rules last year. Analysis of data on 3 million tests globally that used the ProctorU invigilation platform found that ‘confirmed breaches’ of test regulations – incidents where there was clear evidence of misconduct – were recorded in 6.6 per cent of all cases. This is 14 times higher than the 0.5 per cent misconduct rate detected in the 15 months prior to the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which triggered the widespread adoption of online assessments and, with this, a surge in the use of online proctoring services such as ProctorU.”

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