Monday, January 08, 2007

Can you cheat on a simulation?

When simulations are used in an assessment context does it actually decrease the possibility of cheating? I think so. One classic way to cheat is to memorize the answers. In the context of a simulation-based assessment which requires performance isn't that the same as learning? If a test-taker memorizes the way to perform a simulation they have in fact, "learned" to perform the task. This obviously does not eliminate the problem of coaching but it does limit some of the risk.

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