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Cheating in Middle School and High School


Educational Forum Volume 71, Number 2, ISSN 0013-1725


There is increasing concern about cheating in the secondary schools. This article describes the prevalence of dishonesty in testing, motivation for student cheating, new forms of deception using technology tools, initiatives to protect security of tests, methods students use to obtain papers without crediting the original source, tools for detecting plagiarism, guidelines to minimize cheating, emergence of cyber laws defining offenses and penalties, and rationale for getting parents involved in supporting academic integrity and ethical behavior.


Strom, P.S. & Strom, R.D. (2007). Cheating in Middle School and High School. Educational Forum, 71(2), 104-116. Retrieved March 27, 2023 from .

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