Pop Quiz Debacle

Leanne Spinale (School Teacher, USA)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 42
EISBN13: 9781466616745|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-492-5.ch010
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Abstract

It is now commonplace for students to bring PDAs and smart phones into the classroom, which gives them swift access to the internet. While this technology is a benefit for students conducting research for a project, it can also be detrimental for educators conducting assessments. “Pop Quiz Debacle” describes a particular quandary for educators who work with advanced placement or Gifted/Talented students. For students with a very high GPA and other academic performance, what distinguishes them is how perfect they are, so there’s no room for any kind of error. If there’s no room for error, students tend to cheat–even though these students would have done just fine on the test. They say they cheat because, “this is my safety net.”
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