Operational Best Practices for Statewide Large-Scale Assessment Programs
by CCSSO and ATP

"High stakes tests are the gatekeepers to many educational and professional goals. As such, the incentive to che
at is high.
Operational Best Practices for Statewide Large-Scale Assessment Programs
is the first to offer insights from experts within the testing community, psychometricians, and policymakers t
o identify and develop best practice guidelines for the design of test security systems for a variety of testing genres. The book provides invaluable insight into the prevalence of cheating and “best practices” for designing security plans, training personnel, and detecting and investigating misconduct, to help develop more secure testing systems and reduce the likelihood of future security breaches."
The Art of Deception (2001)
by Kevin Mitnick
The Art of Deception
, Keven Mitnick, the world's most infamous hacker, offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system."
Cheating on Tests: How to Do It, Detect It, and Prevent It (1999)
by Greg J. Cizek
Cheating on Tests"
by Gregory J. Cizek was the first comprehensively look at the problem of cheating on assessments across all levels of the American educational system. The book is informally written using a minimum of professional jargon and numerous anecdotes and cases. Technical information is largely confined to end-of-book appendices. It appeals to all serious stakeholders in our educational system from parents and school board members to professionals directly connected to our schools and the testing industry."
Alison Foster, Caveon Test Security
March Edition
15 Must-Read Books on Test Security
Ranging from entertaining to educational, here are 15 books that Caveon Test Security professionals recommend you keep on your bookshelf.
Handbook of Test Security
Handbook of Test Securi
edited by John J. Fremer and James A. Wollack

"The Handbook of Test Security covers all major components of operating a large-scale state assessment program, from procurement to reporting test scores. The topics covered are central to the tasks of designing, developing, administering, scoring sta
te assessments, and reporting state assessment results. Moreover, the operating practices described are considered to be reasonable and feasible, each having been reviewed carefully by both state assessment program leaders and testing industry veterans who are very familiar with the complexities of specific functions of state testing materials."
The Fraud Examiners Manual, US Edition (2018)

The Fraud Examiner's
s your essential resource as an anti-fraud professional.
The Fraud Examiners Manual
is the global standard for the anti-fraud profession. Because no other work provides such a comprehensive guide for
the anti-fraud prof
essional, every fraud fighter should keep a copy
in their library."

Standards of Educational and Psychological Testing (2014)
by the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education

"Written for the professional and the educated lay person, the
Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
constitutes a valuable reference for professional test developers, sponsors, publishers, users, and students in the fields of education and psychology. The book provides guidelines on constructing performance tests, questionnaires, and structured behavior samples."
Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us
by Daniel Koretz

Measuring Up
demystifies educational testing. Bringing statistical terms down to earth, Daniel Koretz takes readers through the most fundamental issues that arise in educational testing and shows how they apply to some of the most controversial issues in education today, from high-stakes testing to special education. He walks readers through everyday examples to show what tests do well, what their limits are, how easily tests and scores can be oversold or misunderstood, and how they can be used sensibly to help discover how much kids have learned."
Handbook of Quantitative Methods for Detecting Cheating on Tests (2016)
by Greg J. Cizek and James A. Wollack

"Edited by two of the foremost experts on the subject, the
Handbook of Quantitative Methods for Detecting Cheating on Tests
offers a comprehensive compendium of increasingly sophisticated data forensics used to investigate whether or not cheating has occurred. Written for practitioners, testing professionals, and scholars in testing, measurement, and assessment, this volume builds on the claim that statistical evidence often requires less of an inferential leap to conclude that cheating has taken place than do other, more common sources of evidence."
Secrets & Lies (2000)
by Bruce Schneier

"Internationally recognized computer security expert Bruce Schneier offers a practical, straightforward guide to achieving security throughout computer networks. In
Secrets and Lies
, Schneier uses his extensive field experience with his own clients to dispel the myths that often mislead IT managers as they try to build secure systems. This practical guide provides readers with a better understanding of why protecting information is harder in the digital world, what they need to know to protect digital informati
on, how to assess business and corporate security needs, and much more."
The Handbook of Test Development (2006)
edited by Steven Downing and Thomas Haladyna
Handbook of Test Development
brings together well-known scholars and test-development practi
tioners to present chapters on all aspects of test development. Each chapter contributor is not only a recognized expert with an academic and research background in their designated topic, each one has also had hands-on experience in various aspects of test development."
Technology and Testing (2016)
edited by Fritz Drasgow

"From early answer sheets filled in with number 2 pencils, to tests administered by mainframe computers, to assessments wholly constructed by computers, it is clear that technology is changing the field of educational and psychological measurement. The numerous and rapid advances have immediate impact on test creators, assessment professionals, and those who implement and analyze assessments.
Technology and Testing
brings together leading experts on the issues posed by technological applications in testing, with chapters on game-based assessment, testing with simulations, video assessment, computerized test development, large-scale test delivery, model choice, validity, and error issues."
Test Fraud: Statistical Detection and Methodology (2014)
by Neal M. Kingston and Amy K. Clark

"Enlisting a variety of experts and scholars in different fields of testing, this edited volume expands on the current literature base by including examples of detailed research findings arrived at by statistical methodology. It also provid
es a synthesis of the current state of the art with regard to the statistical detection of testing infidelity, particularly for large-scale assessments. By presenting methods currently used by testing organizations and research on new methods, the volume offers an important forum for expanding the literature in this area."

The Cheating Culture (2004)
by David Callahan
"You're standing at an ATM. It can't access account information but allows unlimited withdrawals. Do you take more than your balance? David Callahan thinks most of us would. While there have always been those who cut corners, he shows that cheating on every level—from the highly publicized corporate scandals to Little League fraud—has risen dramatically in the last two decades. Why all the cheating? Why now? Callahan pins the blame on the dog-eat-dog economic climate of the past two decades. An unfettered market and unprecedented economic inequality have corroded our values, he argues—and ultimately threaten the level playing field so central to American democracy itself."
The Honest Truth About Dishonest
y (2013)
by Dan Ariely

"Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. In
The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty
, award-winning, Dan Ariely turns his unique insight and innovative research to the question of dishonesty. Generally, we assume that cheating, like most other decisions, is based on a rational cost-benefit analysis. But Ariely argues, and then demonstrates, that it's actually the irrational forces that we don't take into account that often determine whether we behave ethically or not. Ariely shows why some things are easier to lie about; how getting caught matters less than we think; and how business practices pave the way for unethical behavior, both intentionally and unintentionally."
TILSA Test Security Guidebook (2013)
by John F. Olson and John Fremer

"TILSA state members and other experts collaborated to create this guidebook on proactively addressing potential security problems to ensure the information provided is comprehensive in scope while remaining practical and useful to state assessment staff. The main purpose of the guidebook is to provide resources that states can use for preventing and detecting irregularities, such as cheating and test piracy on state assessments, and for investigating suspected or confirmed instances of improper/unethical testing behavior by students or educators."
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