Webinar Review: Ensuring a Secure Testing Environment

February 11, 2016 Stephanie Totty

Recently, Albert Spiegel, Laptop Program Coordinator, at Bergen Catholic High School, presented his tips and tricks on preventing and recognizing student cheating during exams in his webinar, “Ensuring a Secure Testing Environment.” Al has led Bergen Catholic’s 1:1 laptop program since 2006, providing technical support and instructional coaching to both students and teachers—during that time, he’s had to educate himself on both low and high-tech cheating tactics, and brainstorm ideas to create a safe, and fair testing environment for everyone involved.

Here are some of the key takeaways from his presentation:

  • Methods of cheating can range from very low, to very high tech—know these tricks!
  • Your student testing layout is an important tool you have to create a secure testing environment.
  • The placement of devices on desks or tables can deter cheating.
  • Digital assessment methods can provide data to help identify or corroborate academic dishonesty.

As Al mentions in his webinar, keeping assessment secure is an on-going battle—new methods for cheating are constantly being developed by students. Vigilance and the ability to update existing processes is key for both educators and proctors in order to make sure your exams stay secure. Several specific examples of academic dishonesty are presented within this webinar. Methods that are relevant for both K-12 and higher education will be shown, but ExamSoft-specific security measures will be emphasized.

A lot of students cheat because they’re simply given the opportunity to cheat—regardless of how we’re testing students, educators must be vigilant when creating the exam environment. – Albert Spiegel, Laptop Program Coordinator, Bergen Catholic High School

To watch the entire webinar presentation, click here.

 

Previous Video
Faculty Benefit After ExamSoft Implementation
Faculty Benefit After ExamSoft Implementation

After implementing ExamSoft's embedded-assessment tool, the faculty of St. Joseph By The Sea High School is...

Next Article
The Ohio State University — Perspectives on Creating Online GE Courses
The Ohio State University — Perspectives on Creating Online GE Courses

As part of continued efforts to be on the forefront of innovation and educational technology the Psychology...

×

Schedule a Demo with ExamSoft Today!

First Name
Last Name
Institution Type
I am
Thank you! You will be contacted shortly
Error - something went wrong!