This presentation will provide an introduction to fundamentals of test security, including why attention to academic dishonesty is important, methods of cheating typically used, and ways of detecting, preventing, and responding to allegations of misconduct. In addition, updates on current trends in test security and issues facing test administrators will be discussed.
Biographical Statement - Gregory J. Cizek
Gregory J. Cizek is Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches courses in applied psychometrics, statistics, and research methods. His scholarly interests include standard setting, testing policy, test security, and validity. He is the author of over 300 journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and other publications. He is a contributor to the Handbook of Classroom Assessment (1998); editor and contributor to the Handbook of Educational Policy (1999) and Setting Performance Standards: Concepts, Methods, and Perspectives (2001); and author of Filling in the Blanks (1999), Cheating on Tests: How to Do It, Detect It, and Prevent It (1999), Detecting and Preventing Classroom Cheating: Promoting Integrity in Educational Assessment (2003), Addressing Test Anxiety in a High Stakes Environment (with S. Burg, 2005) and Standard Setting: A Guide to Establishing and Evaluating Performance Standards on Tests (with M. Bunch, 2007).
Dr. Cizek is an active member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) where he has served as the Secretary for Division D (Measurement and Research Methodology). He is also a member of the National Council on Measurement in Education, where he serves on the Standards and Test Use Committee. He is the recipient of the AERA Division D award for Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology (2006) and recipient of the NCME award for Outstanding Dissemination of Educational Measurement Concepts (2007). He is an appointed member of the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and he provides expert consultation at the state and national level on testing programs and policy.
Dr. Cizek received his PhD in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Design from Michigan State University. He has managed national licensure and certification testing programs for American College Testing (ACT) in Iowa City, Iowa, and served as a test development specialist for the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP). Previously, he was an elementary school teacher for 5 years in Michigan and professor of educational research and measurement at the University of Toledo (OH). From 1997-1999, he was elected to and served as vice-president of a local board of education in Ohio.