Presentation on theme: "Student Summits February 2015. The Official School Policy WHS Student Handbook pages 10-12 Windham High School recognizes that academic integrity (honesty)"— Presentation transcript:
The Official School Policy WHS Student Handbook pages 10-12 Windham High School recognizes that academic integrity (honesty) is absolutely vital to the purpose of all schools. All students are encouraged and expected to model academic integrity. Failure to do so jeopardizes the core and foundation of sound educational practice. Therefore, students who choose not to practice academic integrity are not only harming themselves, but are also jeopardizing the educational mission of our high school. The Windham High School community understands that guidelines surrounding student work must be followed in order to ensure an environment that cultivates academic integrity. Academic Integrity is defined as the practice of performing your work and assignments within the guidelines set by teachers. It includes never representing another’s work as your own.
What is Academic Dishonesty? WHS Student Handbook pages 10-12 Writing formulas, codes, or key words on your person or any other objects for use in a test or quiz. Using hidden reference sheets or copying during a test or quiz. Copying, faxing, duplicating or exchanging assignments that will each be turned in as an “original.” Using information from stolen tests or answer keys. Using programmed material in electronic devices when prohibited. Exchanging answers with others (either giving or receiving answers). Taking someone else’s assignment and submitting as your own. Submitting material, written or designed by someone else, without giving the author/artist name and/or source. (E.g. plagiarizing; use of translators; submitting work created by family, friends or tutors). Taking credit for group/lab work, when little or no contribution was made. Assisting others to cheat. Violating any teacher classroom rule in regards to test taking and reports.
FIRST OFFENSE 0 on assignment Parental Notification: Teacher will contact parent to notify them of the violation via phone or mail and an Administrator will set up a meeting with teacher, student, and parents. Notification of an administrator who will notify student's other teachers, counselor, coaches / advisors, and any Honor Societies which the student may be a member of. Late Night Detention SECOND OFFENSE Same as first offense. Additional consequences will include ineligibility for Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Honor parts. One day of In-School Suspension In addition, a 2nd offense in the same course may result from removal from that course based on a conference with the students and parents. THIRD OFFENSE Same as first offense. Ineligibility for academic -based awards and scholarships Administrative action such as In-School Suspension or Suspension from School Permanent notation on transcripts - notation of "Violation of Academic Integrity Standard”(WHS Student Handbook pages 10-12)
An Academic Integrity Board will be set up consisting of one administrator, two faculty members, and two students. The Academic Integrity board will hear and decide upon all appeals by students regarding violations of the Academic Integrity Standard. The Academic Integrity Board will convene on an as-needed basis. The Academic Integrity Board will also have the power to delete offense(s) from a student's record, if such a request is made during the first semester of the student's senior year, and the student presents evidence that such a waiver is warranted. This Standard covers all years a student is in attendance at Windham High School. (WHS student Handbook pages 10-12) What if I didn’t do it? The Appeals Process
Coping from the internet/text without citation Copying work from other students “sharing answers” Group work (please note: if teachers are asking for individual responses you CANNOT copy each other, talk over answers and then each person needs to write their own response) Using a “Cheat sheet” during a test Copying answers from another student on a test Using translation aids on assessments Using Spark notes on assessments Common Types Seen at WHS
Do most students know about the policy? Do you feel that you understand the policy as it is written? Do you think students understand what Academic Integrity violation looks like? Is the policy working? Are enough people being caught and held responsible for their actions? THE BIG QUESTIONS After looking over the policy: Think and talk to a partner about the following questions. Be ready to share out to the groups.
Survey Results 201 students took the survey What do the results say to you??
Do you think that academic integrity violations are a problem at WHS?
How often do you see academic violations during a typical school week?
How would you describe the amount of work you receive from your classes?
Is cheating more common now because of the frequent use of technology in school?
Which of the following drives students to violate the academic integrity policy?
On which of the following do you see the most academic integrity violations?
Which of the following do you consider to be an academic integrity violation?
What can we do? What can WHS do to make sure students understand what Academic Integrity is, common violation and consequences of the policy? Some ideas (we welcome yours!): ~ Academic Integrity Contract to sign each year ~ Violations seen on transcripts?
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