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Ким И.А. Внеаудиторное жульничество: возможности выявления и минимизации.// Высшее образование сегодня, 2018. №8. С 49-53.

In the article we explore the phenomenon of out-of-classroom academic cheating, which is understood as fraudulent actions of students performing tasks out of the direct teacher’s control. Examples of such actions are unauthorized assistance or preparing student’s homework or part of it by another person. Such types of cheating are especially difficult to detect, especially for online testing. The article suggests an indicator that can confirm the presence of this directly unobservable phenomenon, namely, a combination of two signs: an increased average score for this work combined with a low correlation of scores for this work with assessments in other disciplines. We analyzed several educational programs, which simultaneously used two types of tasks, in-class and out-of-class (including online tests). Students of all examined programs and for all types of out-of-class activities recorded an increased average score and a lower correlation with other scores, compared with in-class activities. Although found in all cases, the phenomenon was expressed stronger or weaker in different cases. Possible causes of this difference and following recommendations for minimizing the cheating are discussed in the final part of the paper.