Researchers say at least half of students admit doing it,
and technology is helping make the deed easier
WASHINGTON -- What do ankles, calculators and water bottles have in common?They are all prime tools for cheaters.
So, too, are other body parts (the sides of fingers), clothing (sleeves and shoe bottoms) and electronic devices (cell phones).Cheating is prevalent, according to researchers, and might well be at an all-time high, thanks to modern technology and high-stakes standardized testing."
Anytime there are stakes, there is cheating," said Gregory Cizek, professor of educational measurement and evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
At least half of students have admitted cheating in studies, and that number can increase depending on how the word is defined.
This from the Chicago Tribune.