Unfortunately, because the results are now more important than ever, there is also an increase in temptation for some of our educators to cheat. Lots of people know it. Many honest people involved with education are concerned about it. A lot is being done about it.
So, be advised: there are dramatic changes in Kentucky testing security programs. These are going to make it a lot harder for cheaters to get away with their harmful activities.
Here are some messages for school staffers:
• Be sure you know the rules and follow them.
• If you are tempted to cheat, best forget that.
• If you are being pressured to cheat by others, better turn those pressuring you in. Otherwise, you both could wind up in real trouble.
• If you are responsible for test security, take that job seriously. Just ask two staffers from Perry County who didn’t keep ACT tests secure there. Both got certificate action for failing to keep tests secure from cheaters.
If you cheat on state assessments in Kentucky, the chances have never been better that you are going to land in hot water.