I just gave my students a test on stoichiometry. As I was grading them, I noticed that all of the students who had taken the test in the Learning Center had identical wrong answers to the free response questions. One of the answers in particular had struck me as odd.
I described the situation to the learning specialist who had been with the students when they took the test. She shrugged and said, “Yeah, none of us [learning specialists] knew how to do those problems, so we guessed.”
This is just so wrong on so many levels… The academic honesty issue aside, it’s worth noting that the learning specialists had sat in on my classes in order to help their students, and they also had copies of my class notes, in which the problems were explained in detail.