Testing: Stress and cheating

When I saw the title "Stress high during China's student exams" it made me tie it with another article this morning "Some TAKS scores in Central Texas raise suspicions: Analysis examined April 2005 answers for irregular patterns." High stress results in unintended consequences like cheating: in the Texas TAKS case, there is stress for teachers and principles since they have their pay tied to the scores. In China [and other Asian countries like Japan and S.Korea], it results in suicides.