Combining Testing Software, Online Proctoring and Lockdown Browsers to Assure a Secure Assessment Environment for Students in Hybrid or Online Programs (poster 31)
Poutre, Elizabeth A.
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Issue at Hand: Educational institutions are accountable for student learning and delivery (HLC, 2014). Assessment of student performance is a primary method for accountability. The US Department of Education and accreditation require compliance with federal policy requiring online verification of students. Distance education fosters the perception that because students are separated by distance, it is difficult to monitor assessment and cheating or academic dishonesty may occur. Harmin (2008) found cheating occurred when exams were unproctored. Integrity and assurance in testing is critical to academic rigor in professional development. Faculty should implement rigorous systems for preventing cheating and ensuring academic integrity.