Great question Jane. I spend quite a bit of time talking with my students about the purpose of assessments and express to them that it is not for me, I know the answers. An assessment is more for them to see where they are in their learning. If they choose to cheat, what is the benefit in that? The Google tests are a quick look at where they are at and only one form of checking in with me. My hope is if they are cheating, they are using the notes that we took together in class, which then shows me that they took notes well enough to complete the test.
One way to prevent this from happening is to practice taking the tests in the computer lab as a whole class. This way it is monitored and the expectation is clear.
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