What happens to results if students are caught Cheating?
Hi, Ferieda. Great question. You should refer to your school administrative policy, but let me tag Danielle Kerns to see if she has some resources for retesting or excluding data from your reports. Here's one option that may be available: How to exclude test events from MAP Growth
Hello Ferieda! This does sound like a situation where you may want to consider retesting students. Along with the article Marziah gave you, here is another that may help: Can I retest students with MAP?
Hi Ferieda! You received good answers from both Marziah and Danielle. Something to note in making your decision is that "If a district elects to retest their a student, the test score with the lowest standard error of measure (SEM) will appear in black text on reports, while the other results will appear in gray." That information may influence your decision about how to handle your issue. I am tagging some of our consultants who may have information to share on this topic.
Brian May Patricia Reeder Brooke Mabry Virginia Williams Tim Neville
Hi Ferieda! If your students are using the lockdown browser while testing, they are not permitted to navigate to any other application, including the internet, during the test event. I am wondering if you could elaborate further on the instance of cheating. If you suspect cheating, we would recommend you speak with your school and/or district MAP coordinator and discuss the potential action to take, one of which being excluding the test event from appearing in a student's record of scores. Your district MAP administrator has the ability to carry out this action through the Manage Student tab inside the MAP system. We also have partner support services available (through the chat feature or the technical support line at 1-877-469-3287) to walk the district MAP administrator through this process should he/she decide to go in the direction of test exclusion.
This is an excellent question and the suggestions that have been posted are great resources for handling the issue when it is discovered, but I have a deeper concern. I am wondering why students feel they have a need to cheat? For me, cheating suggests that this student may be feeling test anxiety. While I am unsure of why your school has chosen to use MAP Growth data, there are some general aspects of the assessment that students need to understand so that they are not overly anxious about the process.
I am wondering if there is a need to communicate these aspects of the assessment to your student and if communicating this information might help with feeling a need to cheat?
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