Academic Integrity

Intellectual Honesty Policy

Students are reminded to cite resources used in their assignments and not to plagiarise the work of others. Plagiarism, which is substituted or presenting the ideas or work of others as your own, is a serious academic offence and will be dealt with by the teacher and school administration. 

Authentic learning occurs when students create and demonstrate their own knowledge. 

Teacher's Responsibility:

  • Make students aware of the Intellectual Honesty standards at Bishop Pinkham School. 
  • Teach students how to incorporate research into their work.
  • Teach students how to correctly reference and cite information. 
  • Carefully plan and supervise tests and exams. 
  • Communicate intellectual dishonesty to administration and other teachers.

Student's Responsibility: 

To be intellectually honest a student must:

A. For tests or examinations:

  • refrain from copying another's answers; 
  • use only materials or equipment that has been approved for use during a test or exam; 
  • refrain from communication of any form to fellow students.

B. For papers, assignments, or presentations:

  • create and submit for marks, original work that has been completed through their own or their group's effort(s);
  • credit the creative and intellectual efforts of others (cite sources/information).

Failure to comply with the above will be treated as Academic Misconduct, which includes but is not

limited to:

  • Cheating or helping others cheat. Forms of cheating may include, but are not limited to the use of unauthorized materials and/or services, online translating services, sharing answers, plagiarism, communicating with others: whispering, passing notes, signalling, exchanging papers, text messaging
  • Writing quizzes, tests, or exams for others
  • Using calculators inappropriately
  • Tampering with or attempting to tamper with grades or class records

Consequences of Intellectual Dishonesty: 

Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Penalties include, but are not limited to:

  • Parental contact by administration 
  • School suspension 
  • Suspension to CBE student services 
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Plagiarism Policy

When ideas are taken from other sources without giving credit, this is known as plagiarism. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of somebody else’s words or ideas.

We expect our students to act with academic integrity, and to use their own knowledge to demonstrate authentic learning. We expect our students to be honest and ethical in their schoolwork and in how they deal with others. Our teachers support students' authentic and ethical learning through teaching when and how to cite resources, by using online tools like Turnitin, and a variety of other ways.

When To Give Credit in Your Work

Need To Give Credit​

  • When you are using or referring to someb​​ody else’s words or ideas from a magazine, book, newspaper, song, TV program, movie, web page, computer program, letter, advertisement, or any other source.
  • ​When you use information gained through interviewing another person.
  • When you copy the exact words from somewhere.
  • When you reprint any diagrams, illustrations, charts, and pictures.

Don't Need to Give Credit 

  • ​When you are writing your own experiences, your own observations, your own insights, your own thoughts, your own conclusions about a subject.
  • When you are using common knowledge, common sense observations, or shared information.
  • When you are using generally accepted facts.
  • Whe​n you are writing up your own experimental results.

Academic Expectations

Students are expected to behave according to the CBE Student Code of Conduct. Students who knowingly misrepresent the work of others as their own, or allow their work to be copied, act outside of the parameters of academic integrity. If this happens, we use Progressive Student Discipline so that teachers, parents, and school leaders can help students take responsibility for their learning to achieve their academic goals. ​

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