Cheating in School: Rules, Reasons, and Repercussions

Carter Kangas, Grace Tseng, and Katie Lew

High school students cheat during online school

Niki* (12) opened her vocabulary test in February for her English class and immediately switched tabs to a Google document, which was filled with answers for the test. The top of the page began to fill with icons, showing the profiles of her classmates...

Colleges employ variety of methods to combat cheating

Distance learning presented a new problem to schools and teachers: How can you catch students cheating if all work is being done electronically? Access to the internet opens a world of possibilities to students, with ways to cheat that are nearly untrackable by teachers...

Academic Honesty Policy fails to deter cheating

According to a 2015 survey conducted by the International Center for Academic Honesty, 95% of students surveyed admitted to some form of academic cheating. Cheating is a widespread issue that has only become worse with distance learning, as teachers have trouble catching students...