Cheating and Plagiarism:-
“Learning is enhanced when students think independently and honestly”. It is expected that students will demonstrate respect for the intellectual property rights of others and adhere to a code of honor in all course activities. 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.
6.3-Plagiarism is defined by CanSTEM Education Private School as:-
The use of ideas or thoughts of a person other than the writer, without proper acknowledgement; The use of direct quotations, or of material paraphrased and/or summarized by the writer; The submission of an assignment that has been written in part or in whole by someone else as one’s own; and The submission of material that has been obtained from a computerized source, with or without minor modifications, as one’s own.
6.4-Cheating is defined by CanSTEM Education Private School as:-
The buying and/or selling of assignments, or exam/test questions; Submission of the same piece of work in more than one course without the permission of the teacher;
The preparation of an assignment by someone else other than the stated writer; Allowing one’s assignment to be copied by someone else; Providing another student your assignment; The unauthorized giving or receiving of information or assistance during an examination or a test. Academic dishonesty destroys the integrity of the program by diminishing the learning experience for the entire CanSTEM Education Private School. Therefore, maintaining academic integrity is imperative. Whether intentional or through the ignorance of the policy, acts of academic dishonesty are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. These acts and the parties involved will receive a mark of zero for the assignment. In addition, all students involved will be subject to additional consequences which will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. These consequences will reflect a continuum of behavioral and academic responses and consequences, based on at least the following four factors:
- The grade level of the student,
- The maturity of the student,
- The number and frequency of incidents, and
- The individual circumstances of the student.
6.5-Plagiarism Policy-2022-2023 :- CanSTEM Education Private School Inc. expects that all people in our learning community to behave in an honest manner, Plagiarism is defined in Ministry Policy as the use of the language and thoughts of another without attribution, in order to represent them as one’s own original work. The Administrative Team and the teachers will make it clear to students that the evaluations that they complete must be their own work and that cheating and plagiarism will not be condoned. The Administration and the teachers will address the prevention of cheating and plagiarizing by communicating with the parents and the students the process of documents to be utilized by the school. The teachers may use whatever means of detecting cheating and plagiarism that best supports student achievement and success.
When responding to students who have plagiarized, or cheated, the school will use a clear procedure that considers four mitigating when determining the appropriate outcomes and support for the student. The challenge for CanSTEM Education Private School is to have each student achieve his/her academic potential.
The four factors include:
- Grade level
- Maturity of the student
- The number and frequency of incidents
- The individual circumstances of the student
When a student plagiarizes or cheats, the student does not provide evidence of achievement according to the achievement chart in each subject discipline. The principal and the teacher will choose from a variety of possible responses. Other than Final Evaluation Procedures in University Preparation Courses, the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the overall expectations in a similar evaluation will be provided. A mark of zero may be a resolution depending on the mitigating factors.
In each instance of Plagiarism and Cheating, there will be a record in the OSR of the event and a record of the decision made and a copy of the letter informing parents of the occurrence and the resolution by the school team.