Teacher creates cheeky exam question to find cheaters and catches 14 students
We live in an age where pretty much any knowledge you need is available online and in easy reach thanks to the proliferation of smart technology. For most people, accessing that s**t doesn’t present a problem. You need to know something, you look it up. However, for students, it’s not acceptable for one key reason. When you’re being assessed, you’re being assessed on skills – and if the skill in question isn’t ‘boolean logic’, googling s**t can create a false impression..
Of course, for teachers, one of the key things that comes up at assessment time is the verification of student responses, and if you’re not on your game, you’d better believe students will look the answers to stuff up.
S**t, it’s pretty much ingrained into us.
However, a recent story posted on Reddit shows how one teacher got suspicious about his class and their use of the bathroom during exam times. As the student who posted about it said, “Usually one or two people will go to the bathroom during class, however, for totally unknown reasons, about half of the class needed to use the restroom during the exam.”
To nip this s**t in the bud, this teacher cooked up a dodgy f**ken question for the exam that he didn’t teach in class. Then, to get around the whole ‘show your working’ bit, he posted an answer to the question on a homework site his students like to frequent.
As the student on Reddit explained, “He purposely made part B impossible to solve, and about a month before the final he got a teaching assistant with a Chegg account to ask the exact question, which was distinctly worded to be unique. He then created his own Chegg account and answered the question with a [made up] solution that seems right at first glance but is actually fundamentally flawed and very unlikely that someone would make the same assumptions and mistakes independently.”
Apparently, he sprung about 15 per cent of his class for cheating, reporting them to the uni and giving everyone who had a fair crack at the question full credit for it.
Talk about a cheeky bugger.
Final thought: We’d reckon this is where we’re gonna get a few comments about the education system needing to move with the times, but we’re with old mate on this one. You’ve gotta have the skills to pay the bills. Life’s full of hoops you’ve gotta jump through, and we need people with problem-solving skills in the world. What are your thoughts?
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