Before 1976, West Point assumed and demanded absolute character in Cadets. Then the cheating scandal showed that nearly 100 plus juniors were in some way involved in cheating and many got thrown out.
Before 1976, all grade point averages were listed publicly from best to worst for every class. Tests were often take home even though no sharing or book research of answers was allowed. By 1976, the character of the Americans had fallen and so the cadets failed in character.
Reforms took hold. By the time I arrived in 1983, we had honor classes to help us mature our character.Grades were not posted publicly. So, tempting and challenging methods were eliminated. They avoided tempting and pressuring us to cross the line.