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
In my opinion honor codes can be beneficial, when put in the right environment, I believe that my school should implement an honor code in order to better prepare students for the more rigorous and merciless world and to build a better school environment full of honesty and trust. Man people would argue that an honor code is redundant and superfluous and as depicted by Sally Sledge and Pam Pringle 48% of students believe the honor code has been executed in a fair way and only 8% would report a classmate for violating the honor code. 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.
Honor codes are the foundation of academic honesty and that is worth the most when it comes to integrity and plagiarism is huge within high school but, not so much at the college level. The honor code has to be a bit more harsh when it comes to cheating at the high school level of education even though academic honesty statements are only within classes that are through UCONN. At my high school all classes should have an academic honesty statement that ensures that people who get caught cheating will get some serious punishment. I have personally witnessed cheating and not only that but there is only one class where I know that I will not be copied off of. High School should implant certain rules for academic honesty to ensure that students
Why Bullies Should Not Be Prosecuted If people ask someone about their childhood memories, stories related to school will also emerge with high probability, because everybody spends a significant part of their lives in these institutions. Since school years are influential, it would be important that children have positive memories about this period, but reality does not always correspond to expectations . Bullying is one of the factors which ruin school experience, and it is gaining prominence. According to Olweus, "A student is being bullied or victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other students" (Dake 173). As data shows, the number of children affected by such treatment is increasing: 27.8% of them admitted being bullied in
However, those attending Harvard question the validity of the system and are skeptical of its effectiveness, saying, “critics – especially Harvard students – are skeptical that signing a piece of paper will suddenly cause a cheater to change his ways.” Essentially, the only thing that will determine a student’s behavior and integrity (or lack thereof) is whether they choose to conduct themselves in a proper manner, not the honor code. In addition, the article also suggests that if an “honest” student was surrounded by “cheater” students, the dishonest culture would advocate for the the student to also partake in illicit behavior due to pressure from peers. From my perspective, this wouldn’t just fail to effectively promote virtue across Windham High School’s student body, but the practice of encouraging an honors system would lead to unfortunate implications as student’s will conduct themselves in a stealthier manner as they attempt to evade authority and punishment in their efforts break rules. A decision such as this one made at Windham High School would also be subjected to this similar criticism as this culture of honesty vs integrity when discussing cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of rule breaking can also be seen here at Windham High
My school would greatly benefit from the application of an honor code as long as such a code is approved by the student body. Such an honor code would bring about students to reconsider their actions before cheating on a test. This is because an honor code has the ability to create a culture among students which discourages cheating. Also, including harsh punishments within the honor code would dishearten students from cheating out of fear of potential consequences. Schools which have not benefited from honor codes are very different from Classical, and therefore do not prove that an honor code would be ineffective at Classical.
Plagiarism is considered a form of cheating. The punishment has changed from a zero grade to expulsion. A lot of students who cheat, are only fooling themselves. Now, in college, cheating will place an academic warning on your official transcript, making it visible to other institutions. I am going to come clean, about cheating in the far past.
State standardized tests are exams students take to assess their schools, teachers, and what they learned in their year. Many parents and teachers deem these tests useless and see it as an unnecessary stress added to their child’s life. Students should not be taking this exam because it causes a major curriculum gaps between students, causes stress and loss of interest in school, and after almost a full year of learning, this test is supposed to determine a student 's knowledge of the year’s curriculum. Although some say this test prepares students for college, the stress and loss of interest in school caused by this test and test prep can affect student’s mental health and grades. State tests cause stress and anxiety in students, especially lower performing students because of the pressure of making sure all students, regardless of ability, reaches the same level.
Would you like your kid failing a grade because they scored low on a test that might have stressed them out? That is exactly what a standardized test does to kids. These test do more than stress kids out, they also are not fair to non English speakers and special needs students.The National Government has started a program called “ No Child Left Behind Program” this gives the chance for kids with special needs to do well in school. But with standardized test will not help them at all. First off standardized test cause stress in younger students.
A good example of a bad decision is cheating. Once caught a student can easily be the benefit of the doubt, especially when the student is committing such an act are actually good students. Instead, they should be given a chance or have teachers find the root of the problem before punishing or labeling someone as a bad student. When students are caught cheating, they need to be given extra credit or a make up test to prove that they are capable of staying in certain class. According to my research, many students cheat for a variety of reasons.
The pressure to do so well has led to cheating scandals and school districts scores being eliminated. Due to the standardized testing obsession, both students and teachers suffer. The modern classroom has been transformed from core classes and electives to a test preparation factory. Never has a test been so important, students are taught that their score is their worth. If a student does not meet benchmark
Other schools want to restrict who can be admitted, so they keep low preforming students out by having a lottery, or encourage them to go to a different school. States can also participate in cheating by lowering the target goals or changing what test is used. Districts have also been found tossing the scores of the students who dropped out of the school, eliminating many low test scores (Ravitch The 156). When competition and demand is high the urge and rates of cheating increase, showing that merit-based pay reliant on test scores creates more issues then solutions. To have test scores determine pay motivates teachers toward a manipulative and twisted version of success, and not the right version of
Teachers used to monitor students and the new protocol calls for students to monitor each other and report any instances of cheating. Both of these employ the assumption that all cheating is caught. Just because there are reports of dishonesty does not mean all the students who did not get reported did not cheat. That being the case, the system of reporting itself is flawed, and cannot be used to calculate the objective number of cheaters. For example, students can be surprisingly innovative in their enterprise to cheat.
Downgrading dishonest academic integrity in school environments will allow students to understand the importance of an honor code. It is embarrassing to be caught cheating by peers knowing that the honor code is enforced. Developing a community that takes an honor code seriously will decrease the amount of cheating. At my high school, certain teachers will remind students of academic integrity, however, there is not a community for it. Even without an honor code at my high school, students should be remind constantly about academic integrity.
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