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Can Online Tests Detect Cheating?

Can Online Tests Detect Cheating?

The short answer is yes. Online exams can detect cheating. ...

How to Publicize Your Test Security Measures & Deter Fraud

A Security Simulation

Picture this: You’re a business school candidate. You’re about to take an...

Test Administration Guidelines

What Are Test Administration Guidelines?

Test administration guidelines are a set of policies...

Web Crawling vs Web Patrolling

While it is possible to use an automated “web crawling” system to search out your exposed exam...

How to Send a Copyright Infringement Notice

A step-by-step guide on how to send a copyright infringement notice. In six steps, learn how to...

4 Tips for Better Test Security

In order to exponentially improve the security of your testing program, what are four things...

International Web Patrolling (6 Keys to Success)

When testing internationally, the only way to know if your exam content has been exposed is...

Content Monitoring: Can Your Organization Keep Up?

Monitoring the web for stolen test content is the only sure-fire way to ensure your exam hasn’t...

Can Good Items Have Bad Item Statistics? DOMC™ Findings

Good Items Can Have Bad Item Statistics

Every psychometrician knows that tests can be improved...

Cheating Statistics

What Are "Cheating Statistics"?

A while ago, I noticed that many visitors to the Caveon website...

The Incident of the Test Killer: A Case Study

Data Forensics is essential for assessing the test security threats to your program and...

How the SmartItem™ Improves Tests

Reliability

In the beginning, one of my biggest concerns about SmartItem technology was how it...

How Okta Won with Threat-Based Security: A Case Study

The Need:

Following five years of rapid growth, Okta, an industry leader in identity and access...

The SmartItem™ on SailPoint Certification Exams

Ever wonder if the SmartItem actually delivers on its promises? SailPoint testifies that when...

Meaningful Work: The Importance of Valid Certifications

Benjamin Hunter shares why he's chosen to dedicate his career to defending the security of...

Games and Test Security: Why I Work in Testing

Sarah Toton shares why she's chosen to dedicate her career to defending the security of exams.

Are Proctors Deterrents? Effectiveness Levels from Low to High

Proctoring has been used for over 1,500 years, yet our understanding of its impact is cursory....

The Impact of Test Fraud

After so many years working to protect important testing programs from all kinds of security...

Industry Insider: Katie Gottwaldt, AAMA

During the 19th century, French essayist and novelist Marcel Proust—the author of In Search...

Testwiseness can Put Your Testing Program in Jeopardy!

Gamewiseness

If you are a fan of the TV game show Jeopardy! (and even if you are not) you have...

What is the Proper Place for Erasure Analyses?

Frequently, I am asked in the context of state assessments, “How important is erasure analysis?...

The Superpower of Women in Testing

What happens when the women of the assessment industry gather together for drinks and hors...

What Is Deterrence in Testing? Theory, Types, & Key Components

Investigate the theory of deterrence, understand the differences between specific and general...

A Newcomer’s Impression of the SmartItem™: Questions and Concerns

A Psychometrician's Concerns About the SmartItem

I recently joined Caveon after working in a...

Celebrating 15 Years: An Interview with Steve Addicott

2018 marks the 15th anniversary since Caveon Test Security first opened its (virtual) doors....

Celebrating 15 Years: An Interview with Dennis Maynes

2018 marks the 15th anniversary since Caveon Test Security first opened its (virtual) doors....

Celebrating 15 Years: An Interview with John Fremer

2018 marks the 15th anniversary since Caveon Test Security first opened its (virtual) doors....

How to Determine Your Risks to Enhance Your Test Security

Protecting Valid Test Scores Takes Effort

We all engage in everyday preventative activities to...

How to Protect Your Exams: 3 Central Questions

How Other Industries Approach Security 

I’ve been involved in the field of testing since 1982. I...

How Do You Feel About Cheating Your Way Into College?

An Increase in Falsified College Application Essays

Essay mills, always a thorn in the side of...

The Rights of Test-Takers

Written by David Foster and originally published in Certification Magazine

The Questions to Ask

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