Using Response Time Data to Detect Compromised Items and/or People

Authored by: Keith A. Boughton , Jessalyn Smith , Hao Ren

Handbook of Quantitative Methods for Detecting Cheating on Tests

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138821804
eBook ISBN: 9781315743097
Adobe ISBN: 9781317588108


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Another example of how technological capabilities have enhanced opportunities for improving test integrity is the potential for computer-based testing programs to capture information on the amount of time examinees take to respond to test items. A number of studies have examined the use of these data (response latency) for detecting various forms of cheating on tests, particularly item preknowledge and item harvesting.

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