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Academic Dishonesty
Academic Dishonesty: Consequences    
Grades 9 to 12
Assessment and Evaluation Guidelines, 2011 Lambton Kent District School Board 52

Academic Dishonesty: Consequences
Professional judgment of the teacher is taken into account to determine the degree of academic dishonesty and appropriate consequences.

Consequences for Academic Dishonesty on Assignments:
Grades 9 and 10 – Student will redo the assigned work. The student will receive a 25 per cent deduction on their assignment. If assignment is not completed and handed in within the time frame specified by the teacher, a mark of zero will be recorded. Subsequent occurrences may result in a mark of zero.

Grade 11 - Student will redo the assigned work. The student will receive a 50 per cent deduction on their assignment. If the assignment is not completed and handed in within the time frame specified by the teacher, a mark of zero will be recorded. Subsequent occurrences may result in a mark of zero.

Grade 12 – A mark of zero will be assigned. There will be no opportunity for the assignment to be re-evaluated.

Note: Consequences may vary depending on the grade and level of a course.

Consequences for Academic Dishonesty on Tests:

  1. Teacher has a conversation with the student about the incident.
  2. If cheating has been determined, the student is assigned a mark of zero.
  3. Parents are informed if student is under 18 years old.
  4. In Grades 9 to 12, administration is informed if situation is not resolved.

Consequences for Academic Dishonesty on Exams:

  1. If cheating is suspected during the exam, student is allowed to complete exam.
  2. If cheating has been determined during or after the exam there will be a conference involving administration, teacher and the student. A mark of zero will be assigned.
  3. Parents are informed if student is under 18 years old.

Appeals Process:
Appeals will be requested through the teacher to the administration if the situation is not resolved.

Policies will reflect a continuum of behavioural and academic responses and consequences, based on at least the following four factors: (1) the grade level of the student, (2) the maturity of the student, (3) the number and frequency of incidents, and (4) the individual circumstances of the student.

- Growing Success

(2010) p. 43

Students must understand that the tests/exams they complete and the assignments they submit for evaluation must be their own work and that cheating and plagiarism will not be condoned.

- Growing Success (2010) p. 42

Course Statement

Course statements (first day handout) in secondary schools will be provided to each student at the start of the course. The expectation is that the student is responsible for taking the course statement home for a parent signature. Course Statements will include, but are not limited to, the following:

School contact information

the name of the teacher

the course title, course type, grade, and course code

the prerequisite(s) if any

the overall curriculum expectations

strategies for the assessment and evaluation of student performance (eg. exam, culminating activity, course work, etc)

achievement chart category weightings

expectations of the students including learning skills, attendance, and academic honesty

one of the following late and missed assignment statements:

 

Students are expected to submit all assignments within the time frame specified by the teacher. Teachers will consider extenuating circumstances when assignments are late.

If an assignment is late, ____% may be deducted per school day, up to a maximum of 50%. Once assignments have been returned to students, any late submissions may receive a mark of zero.

 

Studies show that students perform better in school if their parents or guardians are involved in their education. This is the basis for the principle that students and parents should be kept fully informed about the student's progress. It is essential that schools have procedures in place to ensure that parents are

aware of the expectations for their child in the various grades.

- Growing Success (2010) p. 8