The taking of remote tests has not led to an increase in exam or exam fraud, it appears after a tour of by educational institutions and the umbrella organizations Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and the Association of Universities (VSNU).

Because none of the educational institutions can observe the situation behind the screen, students can easily cheat with exams, for example by having someone else take the test. Students can also easily work together.

At the University of Twente (UT), about sixty out of a total of 280 participants recently failed. Students made the same mistakes and gave the same answers, while some got remarkably high scores, Tubantia previously wrote .

To combat fraud, colleges and universities can use a controversial online proctoring system, says Eva Kloosterman on behalf of the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences. The special software can monitor students remotely by monitoring key and click behavior, but is under attack for privacy concerns.

According to the regional newspaper, the UT does not use such a system, but according to the spokesperson, it is a separate incident. Various other educational institutions in the country, such as Fontys in North Brabant, Amsterdam colleges and universities and Leiden University also say they have not received any signs of fraud.

Delaying tests also works against fraudsters

Not only online proctoring would get in the way of potential fraudsters. According to Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, postponement of tests partly reduces fraud. Educational institutions would wait until June 15, the day on which higher vocational education and university education may again take tests on location. The Association of Universities of Applied Sciences also recognizes this.

Students still get busy, Kloosterman expects. "From mid-June we will try to schedule underlying tests to prevent study delays."

However, this must be done according to a strict schedule. A protocol has been drawn up in consultation with the cabinet. It states at what hours of the day students may be present at the educational location. 80 percent of students are expected to continue taking distance classes to relieve public transport.

See also: Only a small number of students will be taught on location again from 15 June

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