How Computer-Based Testing Impacts Cheating


The shift to computer-based mandated testing creates new privacy concerns in the testing environment. As more states adopt digital testing platforms in schools, the risk among students for cheating rises.

  • During the 2014-2015 school year, roughly 5 million students across 10 states and the District of Columbia adopted new state mandated tests*
  • Nearly 81% of students took the exams on a computer or other technology device
  • Temptation for students to cheat is high, especially on high-stakes testing
  • 64% of students admit to cheating on a test**

New technology for improving privacy in the test-taking environment.


Fellowes® PrivaScreen™ Blackout Privacy Filters keep on-screen information private, protecting test-takers from unwanted glances and making it easier for proctors to oversee technology-based exams. Learn more about installing privacy filters for classrooms.




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