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Academic Integrity
Plum Borough School District expects the highest standard of honesty in all phases of academic work from its students. Academic dishonesty in any form is an offense against the integrity of the entire school community and will not be tolerated. Academic dishonesty or more commonly known as cheating or plagiarism, can be defined as any of the following (this list is not all-inclusive):
1. Obtaining assistance from or knowingly giving assistance to another student during an exam.
2. The use of notes, books, or other source of information during an exam that is not authorized by the examiner.
3. Obtaining without authorization an examination or any part thereof.
4. Turning in someone else’s work as your own or allowing them to turn your work in as their
own.
5. Altering, or causing to be altered, the record of any grade on a test, quiz, etc., or in a grade
book, office, or other record.
6. Using a personal electronic device to photograph any portion of an assessment to use for
personal reasons or to pass it on to other students.
7. Plagiarism - Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, defines plagiarism as “to steal and
pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own: use (another’s production) without crediting the source. Examples of plagiarism include copying passages or visual downloads from the Internet or other texts; not documenting written or oral sources such as teachers, other students, critics; fabricating or manipulating a quotation or source and using free or purchased papers from the Internet or other source.
Academic Dishonesty will be subject to the following consequences:
1. No credit given for the assignment, assessment, project, or specified portion on which the student cheated or plagiarised.
2. Use of a computer or electronic device to cheat may result in the student losing device or computer privileges.
3. Possible disciplinary consequences depending on the nature of the infraction, to be determined by the teacher and administration.
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