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Plagiarism in Low-Stakes Unproctored Internet Testing for Programming Aptitude

Nayak, Priya and Girdhar, Rhythm and Kumar, Viraj (2018) Plagiarism in Low-Stakes Unproctored Internet Testing for Programming Aptitude. In: 2018 IEEE Tenth International Conference On Technology For Education (T4E), DEC 10-13, 2018, Chennai, INDIA, pp. 134-137.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/T4E.2018.00036


Unproctored Internet Testing (UIT) is a popular form of assessment due to its flexibility and low cost. Results from a UIT may be invalid if there is excessive cheating, but this risk can be acceptably small for certain low-stakes tests. In this paper, we analyze the occurrence of one form of cheating (source-code plagiarism) in a low-stakes UIT for programming aptitude conducted in India with 25,814 test takers. Although we find that the extent of plagiarism is sufficient to threaten the validity of this particular test's results, our analysis suggests feasible ways in which such a UIT can modified to enhance validity by reducing the occurrence of plagiarism.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: IEEE Tenth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E), Chennai, INDIA, DEC 10-13, 2018
Keywords: Online Assessment; Unproctored Internet Testing; Programming; Source-code Plagiarism
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 08:59
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 08:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61966

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