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Glenbard Township High School District 87
Policy 7:215-R1


Administrative Procedure – Academic Honesty

The Administrative Regulations outline the definition of the following:

A. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:

1. Copying a phrase, statistics, a sentence or a longer passage from a source and presenting it as your own, including any use of language translators.

2. Summarizing or paraphrasing material on ideas without acknowledging the source.

3. Submitting another student’s/person’s work as your own.

4. Submitting an assignment that you collaborated on with others but claim as your own.

B. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to:

1. Allowing other students to use your work, including students’ work on computers.

2. Inventing sources.

3. Providing inaccurate documentation.

4. Falsifying information.

5. Using any type of cheat notes or other materials, which are not permitted during a quiz or test.

6. Copying a part or all of another student’s/person’s quiz or test or computer work.

7. Copying or having someone other than the student prepare homework, papers, projects (i.e. photos, sound, multi-media, music, artwork, etc.) for which credit is given.

8. Obtaining or accepting a copy of tests or scoring devices.

9. Giving test questions or answers to students in a later class or receiving test questions or answers from a member of an earlier class.

10. Accessing restricted computer files without authorization.

11. Copying computer materials or software in violation of copyright law.

C. Consequences include but are not limited to:

1. Students caught cheating on a test or quiz will receive an automatic zero

2. Teachers will explain consequences for cheating on daily work, but flagrant repetition of dishonesty on daily work may result in an “F” for the quarter.

3. A student plagiarizing an assignment or project (other than daily work) for the first time may receive a zero for the assignment and will be required to redo the assignment.

4. The teacher will determine the weight of the grade for the second effort. A student failing to do the work will receive a second zero.

5. The teacher will contact or conference with the parents of the student and notify the Dean regarding any student’s academic dishonesty.

6. A repetition of such an offense in the class will result in an “F” for the quarter.

7. In cases of plagiarism and copyright infringement, a student must face any additional consequences resulting from legal or other action brought by the individual or institution against whom the offense is made.

8. Instances of academic dishonesty may also result in suspension or expulsion.

DATED: May 13, 2002