[IPAC-List] Test Cheating Techniques

Heim, Janis Janis.Heim at nebraska.gov
Mon Nov 21 11:25:19 EST 2011

Coincidentally on my 365 Pretty Good Jokes, a Prairie Home Companion, the joke for Monday, November 21, 2011, is

"Two men took the test to qualify for a job and both men answered nine out of ten questions correctly, but they gave the job to the first man: he answered Question No. 10 'I don't know' and the other man answered it, 'Neither do I.'"

Pretty good cheating detection:<)

Janis Heim
Personnel Selection Analyst
301 Centennial Mall South, Mall Level, Lincoln, NE 68508
P. O. Box 94905, Lincoln, NE 68509-4905
Phone: 402-471-4463
janis.heim at nebraska.gov

-----Original Message-----
From: ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org [mailto:ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org] On Behalf Of Shekerjian, Rene
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 8:20 AM
To: John Ford; Carl Greenberg; IPAC List
Subject: Re: [IPAC-List] Test Cheating Techniques

A presentation was given at MAPAC in 2008 that illustrated various way people can cheat, based, I believe, on actual incidents. The title was "What's New in Technology and Cheating." There was some information on cheating prevention as well.

Here is a link to the PowerPoint slides:


The contact information at the time was

Jamie Mulkey Ed.D.
Vice President Client Services
Caveon Test Security


René Shekerjian | Testing Services Division | NYS Department of Civil Service ======================================================================

-----Original Message-----
From: John Ford [mailto:johnf at us.net]
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 3:45 PM
To: 'Carl Greenberg'; 'IPAC List'
Subject: Re: [IPAC-List] Test Cheating Techniques

It strays away from the original question, but I've heard some interesting
cheating stories from people who run testing centers. I'd be interested in
seeing a training manual for the job of test center proctor that addresses
cheating and how to detect it.

I understand why such materials are not widely available. But surely among
testing professionals...

John Ford
Senior Research Psychologist
U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Greenberg
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 11:52 AM
Subject: [IPAC-List] Test Cheating Techniques

The recent discussions around personality test preparation aroused my
curiosity about the creative ways in which job applicants have cheated on
pre employment tests. Does anyone have examples of unique and creative ways
applicants have been caught cheating?

Carl Greenberg, Ph.D.

636.532.1620 (fax)
carl.greenberg at pragmatichr.com


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