Can college students be expected to score their own or others papers without overlooking some of the errors or without changing some of the answers so as to cover up errors that have been made? Papers containing +, -True, False, Yes, No as answers were photographed without the students' knowledge then returned to the class the day after the test. A chart containing the correct answers was presented for them to use as a key for scoring their papers, - in some classes their own papers, yet in other classes, papers written by other students in the class. The percentage of students who change their own answers so as to make them correct and thus do not count them as errors is around fifty, varying slightly from class to class. About five per cent will change another's answer or overlook errors in another's paper.
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Finkenbinder, E. O.
"A Measure of the Amount of Cheating by College Students,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 40(1), 201-201.
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