In a survey of 24,000 students, it was found that 64 percent of students admitted to cheating on a test, 58 percent admitted to plagiarism and 95 percent said they participated in some form of cheating, whether it was on a test, plagiarism or copying homework
Cheating isn’t a mistake, it’s a matter of choice.
If one can cheat, they will cheat!
Let’s not give them a chance to cheat.
Why fret over perfectionism when you can opt for excellence.
We say, strive for progress, not perfection.
We present you one of the most thriving and dependable features of online assessment tests, drumroll for: Cheating prevention methods.!
Cheating prevention methods.!
The average cost of any bad hiring decision can actually equal up to 30% of the individual’s a year earnings. (The US Department of Labor and Statistics)
A lot has been said about online assessment tests in the previous chapters and also over the internet. But some recruiters who believe in perfectionism, still thinks that it is best to have traditional recruitment methods as they give them the opportunity to manually invigilate the whole examination procedure and ensure that the candidates do not undertake any cheating methods.
Cheating prevention techniques are one of the biggest boon brought in by pre-assessment tests. Most of the online assessment tools in the market comes armed with various cheating prevention methods to help catch the trickster before the trick. The huge advantage of online proctoring is that the candidate doesn’t need to travel to a test center. This method is fair and saves a lot of time and cost. But how secure is online proctoring? You might, at first sight, think that test center proctoring is more secure – as it sounds easier to spot cheating in a controlled environment and face-to-face than online. But it’s not as simple as that.
In a survey of 24,000 students, it was found that 64 percent of students admitted to cheating on a test, 58 percent admitted to plagiarism and 95 percent said they participated in some form of cheating, whether it was on a test, plagiarism or copying homework.
Online assessment tests boast of cheating prevention methods such as:
Webcam Monitoring feature allows capturing of test takers' periodic images during an exam/test.
Also keep in mind, including a technical assessment does not in and of itself guarantee quality. A recruiter should determine whether the group characteristics, sample size, relationship to performance, and other aspects of the information are appropriate.
Window Proctoring feature mandates that the candidates stay on the test screen for the whole duration of the test.
Copy Detection Module checks a submission across all submissions and gives a report with similarity and diff metrics
Question Pooling feature enables the showcase of a set of questions chosen randomly from a large pool of questions.
Shuffle question and Shuffle options feature shuffles the order in which questions and options are shown to a candidate, to name a few.
Talking about cheating prevention leads us to one of the most important features of these tools: Candidate reports and their analysis.
Reports are generated in online assessment tools almost instantly once a candidate finishes taking up the test. These reports and their analysis are detailed to the "T" to help you make an informed decision and comes in with some handy features and benefits such as:
We now are briefed on what are online assessment platforms. However, any idea or knowledge is just in the pages until they are put into motion. In the next chapter, we are have put together a case study that proves to you in action, what we have tried to explain in words all this while, about how online assessments are used by recruiters and how it helped in revamping their entire hiring strategy.