Intellectual Honesty Policy
Authentic learning occurs when students create and demonstrate their own knowledge. Plagiarism, which is substituting 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.
- 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.
To be intellectually honest a student must:
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.
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, signaling, exchanging papers, text messaging
- Writing quizzes, tests, or exams for others
- Using calculators/electronic devices 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