EVHS Academic Honesty and Integrity Responsibilities
1. Statement of Principle and Policy regarding academic honesty and integrity:
Academic honesty and integrity are essential to excellence in education. Since assignments, exams and other schoolwork are measures of student performance, honesty is required to ensure accurate measurement of student learning. Each student, parent and staff member has a responsibility to promote an academic culture that respects and fosters individual achievement.
2. Honor Code:
On all coursework (assignments, exams, projects) undertaken by the students of Eastview High School, the following commitment is expected:
On my honor, as an Eastview High School student, I will neither cheat nor plagiarize on any coursework.
This statement means that the student understands and has complied with the expectations of academic integrity and honesty set forth by Eastview High School.
3. Shared Responsibilities:
- Academic integrity and honesty requires that all stakeholders share responsibility in the fulfillment of this policy.
- Student responsibility:
To not participate, either directly or indirectly, in cheating or plagiarism; to actively discourage cheating or plagiarism by others.
- Parent responsibility:
To actively support the EVHS honor code; to support his/her child in the understanding and upholding the EVHS honor code.
- Staff responsibility:
To promote the Eastview High School honor code; to establish expectations regarding academic integrity and honesty; and to be prepared to address violations of the honor code when it occurs.
4. Definition of Cheating:
Cheating is misleading an instructor in some way so as to receive or attempt to receive credit for work not originated by the student or work performed with unauthorized assistance. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
• Copying from another student’s examination, assignment, or other coursework with or without his/her permission;
• Unauthorized collaboration that violates the teacher’s established expectations;
• Allowing another student to copy his/her work;
• Having another person take an examination, write a paper, or complete an assignment;
• Using unauthorized “cheat sheets,” notations on desk, clothing, self, or personal technology devices (such as graphing calculators or data organizers) as “electronic cheat sheets”;
• Giving or receiving copies of examinations with or without an exchange of money or other forms of reimbursement;
• Revealing/receiving examination content, questions, answers, or tips from another student or removing such information from the classroom after an examination through the use of notes, scratch paper, technology, verbal communication, etc.;
• Using technology inappropriately to complete coursework or examinations;
• Resubmitting substantially the same work that was produced for another assignment or course without authorization.
5. Definition of Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the use of passages, materials, words or ideas that come from someone or something else, without properly naming the source.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
• copying someone’s assignment;
• copying text or other materials from the Internet or other source without citing them;
• paraphrasing items from a book or article without citing them;
• using translation software to translate sentences or passages; or
• using the same sentence structure or thesis as another source without citing it.
Basically, if someone or something else has done the work (or a portion of it) for you, and you do not acknowledge it, you are being academically dishonest.
6. If there is evidence of violation of the honor code by a student or students, an investigation will be conducted in a dignified, confidential and respectful manner.
7. The continuum of problem-solving strategies and/or consequences:
All violations of the honor code should have consequences appropriate to the circumstances. Similar violations will merit similar consequences. Consequences may include, but are not limited to:
a. Redo the assignment/exam;
b. Reduced grade for the assignment/exam;
c. Zero for the assignment/exam;
d. Letter of apology
e. Student explains offense to parent
f. Teacher contacts parent
g. Referral to administration and student system documentation
h. Removal from course with an F
i. Loss of EVHS coocurricular, leadership or scholarship opportunities
j. Loss of National Honor Society(ies) membership
k. Revocation or refusal of teacher college recommendations
Any appropriate combination of a-k above
How do I, as an Eastview High School student, avoid cheating?
1. It’s simple: ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS do YOUR OWN work!
2. NEVER let someone copy any of your work from a test or an assignment.
3. NEVER share information about a test afterwards no matter how much someone begs you to spill the beans!
4. Do not collaborate or “work together” on an assignment, project, or exam unless the teacher has given permission for collaboration.
5. If confronted by a peer to cheat or if tempted on your own to cheat, just remember your responsibility as an EVHS student to uphold the EVHS Code of Honor. Just say: “Remember the code!”
6. Use the power of technology responsibly.
7. Listen to your “gut instinct.” If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
And finally, if you observe some of your peers cheating or you feel undo pressure from your peers to cheat, feel free to share this information, individually, with your teacher.