The Answer Sheet: Cheating


Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/02/2014

How we teach kids to cheat on tests

Widespread cheating at Wisconsin high school leads to changes.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cheating

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 06/12/2013

How to curb cheating in schools

It's all about focus.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:15 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cheating, Video

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Rebuttal: Cheating isn't networking, it's cheating

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:10 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cheating, Debate

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Why schools should relax about cheating

It all depends on what you call cheating.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cheating, From a Homeschooling Mom, Homeschool, How Homeschoolers Learn

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Does what happened in 2008 still matter in 2013?

Why should we keep trying to figure out what happened in D.C. Public Schools in 2008?

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Schools, D.C. Schools and Cheating

Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Teacher: Yes, the testing culture does contribute to cheating

An award-winning elementary school teacher writes the third part in something of a debate on the Atlanta test cheating scandal and what/who is to blame when educators cheat on student standardized tests.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment Matters, Standardized Tests, Test Cheating

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 04/14/2013

How they cheated on D.C. tests: Excerpts from new report

How many ways did D.C. educators cheat on the 2102 high-stakes Comprehensive Assessment System tests given to students?

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cheating on Tests, Multiple Ways, Standardized Tests

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/14/2013

Count the errors (update)

... in this D.C. Education Committee description of an upcoming hearing on test security.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, DC Council, Test Cheating

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/14/2013

Probe of past D.C. test cheating called 'impractical' (update)

The D.C. Council's Education Committee will discuss the standardized test cheating scandal at a previously scheduled hearing on Thursday that, ironically, was intended to be about about test security .

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Better Late Than Never, D.C. Schools, Michelle Rhee, Standardized Tests, Test Cheating

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 04/13/2013

Yes, Rhee saw the test cheating memo

Just to be clear, because some have wondered, Michelle Rhee, then the chancellor of D.C. public schools, did see the memo about test cheating.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:42 AM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cheating on Tests, If You Were Wondering

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Why not subpoena everyone in D.C. cheating scandal -- Rhee included? (update)

You don't investigate criminal activity by going in and asking, "Did you cheat? Are you sure you didn't cheat?" Everyone should have to testify under oath, including Michelle Rhee.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cheating on Tests, D.C. Schools, New Memo Surfaces

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/11/2013

The test didn't make them cheat

A leading educator takes issue with Bill Ayers' post which said the road to the Atlanta cheating scandal "runs through the White House.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Response to Bill Ayers, Standardized Tests, Test Cheating

Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Bill Ayers: Road to Atlanta cheating scandal 'runs right through White House'

Longtime educator Bill Ayers focuses on federal school reform policies that led to the Atlanta cheating scandal.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Standardized Tests, Test Cheating

Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Atlanta test cheating: Tip of the iceberg?

In the past four academic years, test cheating by adults has been confirmed in 37 states and Washington D.C. Atlanta may not have been the worst of it.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:01 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  In 35 States and D.C., Test Cheating

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 03/31/2013

50 ways adults in schools 'cheat' on standardized tests

How do adults in a school cheat on standardized tests? Count the ways.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:53 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  After Exam, Before, During, Test Cheating

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/30/2013

List of charges against 35 in Atlanta test cheating indictment

Here's the release issued by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office in Georgia with details and a list of charges in the Atlanta test cheating indictment.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charged Under RICO, Standardized Tests, Test Cheating

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Michelle Rhee and the missing memo

There's a new twist in the story about whether or not there was cheating on standardized tests in D.C. public schools during the period when Michelle Rhee was chancellor.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:37 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Rhee, Standardized Tests and Cheating, What Does It Say?

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Cheating scandal lands ex-schools chief in prison in El Paso

Former El Paso schools chief gets 3 1/2 years for raising cheating to a whole new level.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:43 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cheating Scandal, Standardized Tests; Cheating;

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/29/2010

The new risk of plagiarizing college essays

There is a technology called Turnitin for Admissions, introduced late last year by iParadigms LLC, that can detect plagiarism in college application essays from numerous sites on the Internet. It is a version of Turnitin, which is used in thousands of academic institutions around the world to detect plagiarism in academics.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions, College Admissions, College Admissions | Tags:  cheating on college essays, college admissions, college essay plagiarism, college essays, how to write an essay, writing college essays

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/25/2010

When kids cheat on SAT, ACT

What happens to kids who cheat on the SAT and the ACT? Even when they are caught, not as much as you might think.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions, College Admissions | Tags:  SAT and ACT, cheating on SAT, college admissions, college admissions tests