Incident Scenario: Student Cheating/Sharing Test Content

Let's look at an example of an irregularity issue that compromised test validity.  A test examiner has completed the directions and instructed students to begin the test sessions.  While monitoring students, the test examiner observes a student with a cell phone out and looking at it. The Test Examiner quietly asks the student to pause testing and requests the cell phone.  She notices the cell phone is open to a web browser with related test content and asks the student to exit the test and leave the testing environment. Click on the accordions below to review the case and the questions that arise in such a situation.