An Equitable Approach to Academic Integrity Through Alternative Assessment

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This chapter explores how alternative assessment can address all the reasons that lead to academic dishonesty. I present four reasons that have been shown in the research to contribute to academic dishonesty: (a) disengagement, (b) not being ready for the test, (c) high expectations and/or competition for higher grades, and (d) unauthorized collaboration. For each reason, I explore how alternative assessment can help address the issue in an equitable manner, outlining the relevant characteristics of this assessment approach. This chapter is significant to educators and learning designers committed to creating a more equitable assessment experience. The chapter concludes with a call to action.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer International Handbooks of Education
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Publication series

NameSpringer International Handbooks of Education
VolumePart F2304
ISSN (Print)2197-1951
ISSN (Electronic)2197-196X


  • Alternative assessment
  • Collaborative assessment
  • Culturally relevant assessment
  • Equity in assessment
  • Multimodal assessment


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