Extra! Korea

June 23, 2009

Two caught helping others cheat on TOEIC via wireless devices

Filed under: crime, education, idiots, languages — extrakorea @ 12:23 pm

According to the Korea Herald and Korea Times, two people have been caught helping others to cheat on the TOEIC test.
One of the two had lived in America for 27 years. He took the test, and transmitted his answers to his partner as he did so. They then sold the answers to people for two-to-three million won per person. Said people went, score-wise, from 500 to 900 points, arousing suspicion.
Now get this: One of the guys had been arrested, and sent to jail, for this kind of cheating before. The two met while in prison.
What I don’t understand is how one guy could send out the answers on a wireless set throughout the entire test without anyone seeing? When my students take one of my tests, they’re allowed pens, pencils, erasers, and correction tape/fluid (and they get away with nothing under my hawk vision*). Isn’t it the same with these tests?

* Thanks to my contact lenses.


The Joongang Daily has more information.


  1. People in this country really need to stop obsessing with standardized tests.

    PS. My wife took the TOEIC test out of curiosity and got a near perfect score (well over 900). She said it was a joke.

    Comment by Jaded — June 24, 2009 @ 3:33 am

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