“CHEATING / PLAGIARISM / ACADEMIC DISHONESTY Copying another person’s work, such as homework, class work, or a test, is a form of cheating. The use of electronic devices, such as cell phones, in the classroom and in testing situations may cause suspicion of cheating. (See Electronic Devices and Technology Resources) Plagiarism, which is the use of another person’s original ideas or writing as one’s own without giving credit to the true author, will also be considered cheating and the student will be subject to academic disciplinary action that may include loss of credit for the work in question. Teachers who have reason to believe that a student has engaged in cheating or other academic dishonesty will assess the academic penalty to be imposed. Students found to have engaged in academic dishonesty will be subject to disciplinary consequences as well, according to the Student Code of Conduct. [For more information, see Honor Code Regulation EIA found at www.visd.net. VISD Student Handbook
· Backpacks and belongings must be placed at the front/back of the room during testing.
· Cell phone/electronic device = zero for test.
· Zero for assignment for cheating.
· Referral to the office.
· Growth plan conference for any occurrence of academic dishonesty.