Plagiarism and cheating detection

Cheating detection system

On Coderbyte, there are multiple forms of cheating detection:

  • We detect if a candidate copy and pastes code into the code editor.
  • We detect if a candidate leaves the code editor tab during an assessment.
  • If you have reference search enabled, our system counts how many reference searches the candidate conducts.
  • Our system runs the candidates code against our database of solutions to check for similarities. 

Based on these two factors, you will see a quick cheating detection indicator on the individual assessment dashboard:

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  • Light copying indicates that some copy-paste was detected.
  • Detected indicates that the candidates code was copy-pasted and matches some code we have in our database.

Further, on the candidate report, you can see the full extent of cheating detection:

cheating section