Other pros of the honor code is it actually works in some cases. It gives students a feeling that they are trusted and cant let their professor down. The students as well have the peer pressure of their fellow students into doing the right thing. So if the majority of students respect the honor code, the rest will follow. In Source F it backs up my view with this statement “Unlike the majority of colleges where proctoring of tests and exams is the responsibility of the faculty and/or administration, many schools with academic honor codes allow students to take their exams without proctors present, relying on peer monitoring to control cheating.
An honor code can be so effective that “many schools with academic honor codes allow students to take their exams without proctors present, relying on peer monitoring to control cheating” (Source F). Despite this system, there is research that “indicates that the significantly lower levels cheating” (Source F) at schools with honor codes. This is possible because there is a peer culture that denounces cheating, making kids embarrassed to commit academic dishonesty. Such a peer culture was formed by educating the students about the value of academic dishonesty. Subsequently, the attempts made by schools with honor codes to promote the value of academic integrity have proven that when properly implemented, an honor code can be highly
You know the topics, but your mind draws a blank. You perch there, perturbed about whether you will pass your grade. But why should these state created tests have such an influence on whether you pass your grade or not? How do these tests show a child’s full range of knowledge? Standardized tests should not be a requirement to pass certain grades as these tests display only a small range of knowledge, they don’t factor in reasons why a student might not perform well, and these tests provoke stress.
A number of high schools, colleges, and universities have adopted an honor code to cultivate integrity amongst students at their institution. These principles vary from cheating to tardiness, to plagiarism and have garnered praise from multiple outlets for apparently being successful in preventing cheating and enforcing punishment for those who break the rules. However, others like myself, criticize the honor code due to skepticism in its abilities to prevent such rule breaking, its success in being enforced, and whether it would actually convince a student to not cheat. If Windham High School were to establish an honor code, it would be a failure given that it would not encourage students to abstain from breaking it. Academic institutions
In Dudley Delvin’s “Plagiarism in America,” Delvin expresses his opinion about the growing plagiarism epidemic in America’s schools and presents a solution to correct the situation. The modern student body has begun to view plagiarism as a common practice since much of the information used is available instantaneously. Students often fail to see the issue of using another individual’s ideas as their own since the ideas are made public, allowing others to obtain the information. To solve the epidemic, Delvin proposes a solution that increases the surveillance of student work and incorporates zero tolerance policies that punish students for the use of plagiarism. Plagiarism has increased at rates proportionate to the advancements in technology.
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
Have you ever been bullied before? Most people say it is not a problem, but you might not agree. I think everybody tries to ignore the fact that bullying happens right in your school. I think that if teens knew about the 4 Way Test it would not happen. I believe that as a school it is our job to get the word out about the 4 Way Test.
Russel Skiba states, “the use, and especially the overuse, of disciplinary removal carries with it and inherent risk of racial bias” (4).Advocates believe students who break zero-tolerance rules deserves their cruel punishment because no one made them disobey the rules but themselves. I believe lawmakers added silly rules that harm no one to the criteria of zero-tolerance and have ultimately contributed to the increase of crime. Getting rid of rules that target minority
Devlin argues “...students caught plagiarizing should fail the course and be expelled from school, no questions asked.” Expulsion from a school or job that threatens a future is a seemingly high price to pay for a quick and easy assignment grade. To follow this, Devlin writes “Research has shown that educating students about honor codes… can have a positive effect.” If students are taught the proper methods of citing sources and held to a code of honesty, it makes sense that they would be less likely to
The literature agrees that the effect on students intensifies quickly. If academic dishonesty is allowed to exist in its current situation, researchers largely see no motivation for self-inspired improvement. Instead, research largely puts the responsibility on educators to set the bar high again. “The integrity strategy, through the use of honor codes, emphasizes the importance of committing to the principles of academic integrity as essential to the educational mission of the institution…the integrity strategy stresses both disciplinary and developmental methods for responding to academic dishonesty” (Chesney, 2009). Students have been cheating since the beginning of institutional education.