Plagiarism is considered a serious offense. Students are trusted to complete their work honestly and independently.
All activities and assessments are subject to a plagiarism review.
Using a translator in a World Language course is considered plagiarism. A language dictionary may help with one word but beyond that, but it is considered plagiarism. Using a translator on any exam is forbidden.
Students sign the following statement when proctoring that alerts our policy on academic dishonesty. Even during times when we don't proctor, students should know that an A2Virtual Staff member or even a parent will ask to see the computer's history. Practicing honest test answers is always in the student's best interest.
(At any time, but particularly) at the end of the proctoring session, computer history will be reviewed. Any history that is erased will be treated the same as a history that shows students veering off the testing site. Both cases will result in the student receiving a zero for the assessment and a meeting will be held with my parents.
ACCORDING TO THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER ONLINE DICTIONARY, TO "PLAGIARIZE" MEANS
- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
- to use (another's production) without crediting the source
- to commit literary theft
- to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source, including the work of another student
Students who aid or abet another student through sharing work or material will be considered accessorial and equally guilty of academic dishonesty.
Plagiarism/Academic Dishonesty is an action level 1 or 2 offense in the Ann Arbor Public Schools Rights and Responsibility Handbook.
Responses to evidence of plagiarism/ academic dishonesty include:
- Communication to Parent or Guardian
- Assignment incurs a grade penalty of zero
- Multiple offenses result in the student earning a grade of "E" for the course.
- 2nd offense: Referral will become part of the student's permanent record
- Conference with Staff, Parents/Guardian, and Student(s)
- Exclusion from taking future online courses
- One-to-Five-Day Suspension
Students will be given a zero on the associated assignment(s) on the first offense. If the student commits plagiarism or is academically dishonest again s/he will receive an "E" for the course as well as being banned from future online courses. Further details on the consequences and any questions can be submitted to Cynthia Leaman, Principal.