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No more cell phones during tests at Middleton High School

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MIDDLETON, WI (WTAQ) - Middleton High School students can no longer use cell phones when they take tests.  

That's after there was widespread cheating on a calculus exam last month.  

District spokesman Perry Hibner said students took photos of the test questions on their cell phones -- and they either shared the questions, or sold them, to others who were about to take the same exam.

The calculus test was given a second time to everyone who took it -- and those scores averaged three percent less than the original exam. From now on, Middleton High School teachers will collect all electronic devices from students before an exam -- and they won't give them back until the tests are done.  

Also, Hibner says math and science teachers are also creating more than one version of a test to discourage cheating among class groups.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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