Integrity Policy

Chaboya Middle School is set on improving the intellectual excellence of all its students, and maintaining the highest standards and expectations for academic integrity among all students.

DEFINITION OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Academic dishonesty consists of the use of a person’s work, concepts, designs, data, ideas, research, or documentation, without giving proper credit to the source. Additionally, it includes lying, cheating, using unauthorized materials in preparation for an exam, test, or quiz, or using unauthorized materials during an exam, test, or quiz.

EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

  • Looking at someone else’s work, or letting someone else look at one’s work during an exam, test, or quiz
  • Using any kind of inappropriate notes or materials during an exam, test, or quiz
  • Copying someone else’s work or letting others copy one’s work
  • Having unauthorized access to exams, tests, or quizzes
  • Providing exam, test, or quiz information to others
  • Using electronic devices to give, receive or copy information before, during, or after an exam, test, or quiz
  • Collaborating on an exam, test, quiz or assignment with another person without approval from the teacher
  • Claiming credit for work on a group project when the work was done by others
  • Having someone else complete an assignment for one’s self
  • Copying or closely paraphrasing sentences, phrases, or passages from an uncited source while writing a paper, completing a project or assignment, or doing research
  • Using the views, opinions, or insights of others without proper acknowledgment

TEACHER’S PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT

A teacher’s professional judgment guides the implementation of the Chaboya’s Academic Honesty Policy. Chaboya considers violations of Academic Integrity significant offenses and has established the following consequences.

CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATIONS:

  • The teacher will meet with the student and contact the parent or guardian by phone or e-mail to review the academic dishonesty incident.
  • The teacher will submit a written referral, with appropriate documentation, to an administrator who will meet with the student and document the incident and provide a consequence.
  • Disciplinary actions may include, but are not limited to, a warning and a signed student and parental statement that acknowledges the violation and penalty, and indicates an understanding of further consequences for any subsequent offenses.
  • The student may receive a reduction in grade or credit (up to, and including, an “F” grade or “0” credit) on the assignment, exam, test, or quiz based upon the teacher’s grading system.
  • The student may be given an “F” for the nine week grading period in which the incident occurred.
  • The student may be disqualified from joining or having a leadership role in a club, student government, athletic team, or other extracurricular activity.

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