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Time for the Swedish scholastic aptitude test - UHR hope to avoid cheating

Ahead of today's test have 67.590 people have signed up. Last spring was the number of 76.395 people. To fewer entering the sample depends according to the CLOCK on the boom and that more work instead of seeking higher education.

– But the spring is always the big time of the test may then register high-school students who want to apply to college. There will be a second chance because they are competing both with their high school grades and in the group that wrote the scholastic aptitude test, " says Tuula Kuosmanen, head of the scholastic aptitude test in the University and högskolerådet.

has advanced cheating in connection with the sample is widely reported. In January sentenced three men who together pushed the firm ”HP help” to have sold the equipment and helped people to cheat on the test. 23 people who bought the league's services were also convicted. Moreover, the UHR to investigate a 150 fuskmisstänkta provdeltagare that were in the customer register of the ”HP help”.

make this year's test will not, however, notice some special safety devices.

– you may not notice, for we can not make control on-site. There is an ongoing investigation to analyze if we are to bring search provdeltagare in the future. We will examine the samples carefully, as usual, and hope of course that it is not cheating. But we take nothing for granted, " says Tuula Kuosmanen, head of department at the UHR.

the fact that several persons convicted for crimes related samples the last time may have had some deterrent effect. She thinks it is good that the issue of fraud attracted the attention of several authorities in the past few months.

" It's good because cheating affects several social issues. To the wrong people actually come into and go the wrong education because they cheated. At the same time, not lose sight that the sample is a selection criteria and it is important that the legitimacy of the sample is maintained. To the students who are to be adopted via the sample feel that it is legal and legitimate, " says Tuula Kuosmanen.

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