Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Getting to know the DRRHS Student Parent Handbook- Cheating

As part of the “Getting to know the DRRHS Student-Parent Handbook” series this post will discuss cheating. 
Information on cheating can be found on page 53 of the handbook here.
A concern of every teacher is the matter of cheating.  Some of the common variations of cheating may include:

  • looking at another student's paper or using technology inappropriately during a test or quiz
  • carrying information into a test
  • copying or using another student's work
  • plagiarism- taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own
  • providing information or materials to another student
  • altering or defacing a teacher form to prevent accurate automated scoring
  • submitting the same work to more than one course
For a first offense in a course, a student will receive no credit for the work, three office detentions, and the student's parent(s) will be notified.  Subsequent offenses in any course will result in a minimum penalty of up to three school days suspension, and depending on the situation, a student may also be subject to the following consequences where appropriate:  a failing grade for the course, suspension from athletic and/or co-curricular activities, and eviction from organizations such as National Honor Society, Student Government, etc.