One of the many countermeasures in place to halt student dishonesty, active monitoring is a band-aid solution to a larger issue with the way we use tests, talk about tests, and treat our students and teachers.
Instead of focusing on the school culture that encourages dishonesty to happen, we tighten down on teachers and students, increase the severity of penalties, and continue to ignore everything that cheating actually means.
Why do kids cheat? Low Self Esteem.
Why do Dallas students cheat?
Testing anxiety in Dallas Students
Dallas Teachers assuming kids are cheating just because they do well
Positive relationships with DISD students
Why do DISD Teachers and Students even bother with homework?
How we are sending the wrong signal in Dallas schools
Changing our view of success in Dallas schools