Academic dishonesty in schools: The intermediate certificate policies of the board of secondary school studies 1937-1957
Institutes for Educational Research in NSW, NT, SA & WA
Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
The purpose of this paper is to examine the discussions, practices and procedures of the New South Wales post-primary examination board, the Board of Secondary School Studies' (BSSS), administration of the Intermediate Certificate regulations concerning cheating, applications for remarks and special examination arrangements due to sickness between 1930 and 1957. The attitude of the Board to cheating, feigning sickness and appealing against an examiner's assessment is used to gain an insight into the 'mind' of the Board and the changing status of examinations within the community.