The accountability of the scores is meant to encourage teachers to adopt better and more effective methods of teaching, as well as to urge students to work harder. However the effects are more detrimental. Because of testing, students are more likely to be frustrated and discouraged at having to move so fast to cover all the ground needed. If a student is having a bad day or just is not a good test taker, all anyone can say is “tough luck.” The teachers will only focus on the select subjects tested on, and then only the select aspects they believe will be covered in the testing.
Many people debate about paying students for achieving a certain standard. Whether it’s about athletics, academics, or arts, both sides present good points. Academics are a very important part of students’ lives. While there are some good reasons for high schools paying students for achieving good grades, high school students should not be paid for getting high marks because it would be a poor and inconsistent incentive, plus the monetary reward would simply create even more stress for students. Students should be motivated by rewards other than money.
Plagiarism can be defined as submitting another person’s ideas, words, images, or data without giving that person credit or proper acknowledgement. Plagiarism, a form of academic dishonesty, is equivalent to stealing and will not be tolerated. Because of the increased prevalence and the ease of copying other people’s work, the teachers and administration of Westisle Composite High School feel the need to inform students how to maintain their integrity and academic standards. In order to clarify what constitutes plagiarism, you should be aware that you have committed plagiarism when you: Use phrases, quotes, or ideas not your own; Paraphrase the word of another, even though you may have changed the wording or sentence structure Submit a paper
On the other hand, students will want to cheat if everyone is doing it. Honor codes that are reinforced by peers will still cheat because the tolerance isn’t as high if the administrators of the schools reinforced them. Most honor codes have many different levels of consequences; it all depends how much it’s going to weigh on the cheaters if it’s possible for them to do so. Within many schools, there are “some sort academic dishonesty culture, thus causing more to encourage others to cheat”, (Source C). It’s so easy for them to cheat and get away with it because everyone is doing it that there’s really no need for a honor code to be put in place at
The honor code is a system that many schools use to establish trust with teachers and students by having students report each other for cheating, plagiarizing, stealing, and getting consequences for violating those codes. I personally like the honor code but I believe it can be a little revised for the best. The part I think is too excessive is the students control each other. It may work in some schools but it could easily be corrupted.
If students are bound to cheat and the honor code is not being enforced or is not fair, why have it? The environment in many schools impacts how students view the honor code. A school with a cheater mentality and an overall acceptance of cheating and plagiarism will have no use for an honor code, since they will not follow it. However, change the environment of the type of students and an honor code can now become beneficial and essential (Jennifer and
Farber believes that the grades create phony motivation and students only want to please the teachers. According to Farber, students only retain the material until they are graded on it. No longer having a grading system would leave students having no drive in school. Schools would no longer have a basic form of ranking the students and see how well they are doing. Students would no longer want to see the point in striving to be the best when everyone is ranked the same.
First of all, students should not be paid for good grades due to not needed pressure. The NEA claims : many teachers say, “Paying students for good grades leads to practical problems in their classrooms, including pressure to inflate grades and conflict with students and parents.” This means students are more likely to be in bad moods and have bad relationships with parents and classmates. If some kids get money and the rest don’t, arguments will break out. In a classroom, students are supposed to be respectful to each other in order to have and efficient working environment.
Speaking to Holly O’Mahony of the Guardian, Dewar-Langridge scoffs at people who say that young prisoners do not deserve an education because they’ve already committed crimes. For Dewar-Langridge, education is the best choice for rehabilitating young male offenders, prevent more crimes from being committed, and allow them to become important members of the community. She said that most of the young offenders have had negative experiences at school. This means that it’s going to be a tough challenge engaging them in an educational background they did not choose for themselves.
Ethical Conflict in Education Many students in society long for acceptance and relevance to their classmates. Having a group of friends that do not judge, bully or shun you is hard to come by today, even back in history. It is hard to gain this privilege due to the harsh actions of someone not only disliking you, it occurs because of the disliking of the skin color. In today’s education system, ethical differences play a major role in the diverse school system.
Fear breeds dishonesty and dishonesty breeds dishonor. Today's students often find themselves as unwilling informants and police officers, serving as honor watchdogs upon their own classmates out of fear of the consequences they will face if they don't. This student on student judgement solely cultivates a culture of distrust and suspicion instead of one of honor, integrity and respect. For the honor system to be truly effective, it must be revised to have classmates solely serve as each others judges, through honor councils. The honor code itself also must be redefined so that it can serve as a guideline of the values members of the community should uphold, instead of a system of rigid rules and consequences and do’s and don’ts, meant to terrify
Honor codes are, like the name itself implies, created as a method of making students follow a set of rules that discourage them from engaging in activities of academic dishonesty. They are made to preserve the honor of the students through a set of rules that are expected to be followed. Honor codes are an integral part of every school and they should be established and maintained in all forms of education. All schools should have honor codes because honor codes foster an environment without cheating, can be revised by the students themselves, and give students control over the environment in which they learn. The environment created by honor codes positively benefits the school and the students.
Implemented since the beginning of a student's first days of education, the honor code has stuck to every essential stage of a student’s education. While an honor code dictates a student to remain academically honest, the honor code has not always been follow through. Honor codes should not be established in my school or any at all, as it does not reduce academic dishonesty, can create tensions between students and the punishments toward breaking the honor code is too strict. The honor code must be eliminated as it does not reduce student dishonesty.
The Dodgeball Conflict “OUCH NOT THE FACE.” Lots of kids who aren't as athletic as most people say this. School principals in Elkton Maryland believe that dogeball is against everything that they try to teach us. For this reason, they banned it very recently in P.E. I think that dodgeball should be banned.
The second part is the educational sanctions where the student can be tasked with university or community service in relation to the violation committed. If I had been given these tasks and not completed them in time, I would have run the risk of being placed on Honor Violation Probation until the tasks are completed. The professor can choose to implement a grade reduction in the course, a zero for the assignment grade, a requirement to complete extra assignments or tasks in the course, requirement to attend the Academic Integrity Development Program, placing me on Honor Violation Probation, or any combination of these penalties. I understand this is an inexcusable mistake, your faith in me righting my wrong by reworking my original paper and submitting an extra report, gives me the opportunity to learn from this experience. The professor could also have decided in his opinion if the violation shows cause that I deserve a sanction of separation from the