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Cheating Threat on Computerized Tests Not Covered in State Laws, Group Says

State laws have not kept pace with the growing use of online and computer-based testing in schools, leaving unaddressed the potential for new types of cheating and security breaches, according to a report by prominent test-maker ACT. “There’s an urgent need for states to create and adopt clear and comprehensive regulations that reflect the changing role of technology in assessments,” said Wayne Camara, ACT senior vice president of research, in a statement. “Administering assessments digitally offers the potential to minimize many test security risks, but other types of risks may often emerge.”