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 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. Yet research indicates that the significantly lower levels of cheating reported at honor code schools do not reflect a greater fear of being reported or caught. Rather, a more important factor seems to be the peer culture that developed on honor code campuses-- a culture that makes most forms of serious cheating socially unacceptable the majority of students. Many students would simply be embarrassed to have other students find out they were
Depending on how desperate a teacher is for good test scores, inappropriate preparations can be made before testing, sometimes even to the point of cheating. While having standards and a uniform teaching model, high -stakes testing is generally detrimental to the education of America. The importance of these tests has become the be-all and end-all of high school. The accountability of the testing will follow the student throughout his or her educational life. Despite being held in such high regard, the high-stakes testing effects are far from the desired and predicted
The nation’s youth is boggled with mental illnesses and disorders that often go undetectable. The addition of standardized tests adds to psychological torment. As an overwhelming number of tests come their way, some students may face test anxiety as a result. This anxiety is detrimental to their test results and skews not only what the nation looks for, but also the score the child wants to achieve. “Neuroimaging evidence showing test anxiety to involve enhanced attention devoted to the
Expectations for good grades may create stress on the student as they (or their parents) can no longer bully the professor into assigning a higher grade.” This opposing thesis is not valid because these kids which “struggle” with academic success, which is a struggle with some of heir lives, focus on the fact that they are so pressured to do well in school without their parents and have to be a exceeding well off person based off their success.. in which they should be grateful on of their greater problems. This opposing argument is flawed because it shows how rich kids (in The Outsiders, Socs) struggle with not being the best they can be academically, when Greasers do not even the the chance to stress over this topic but instead have to work to support themselves. Greasers struggle more than the Socs because they have to give up so many
In the article, Instructing Students in Academic Integrity this issue is addressed and there has even been a survey conducted on this matter which show that some have issues in differentiating between cheating and not being academically dishonest. There perspectives have changed because cheating has increased dramatically and to some has become a normal thing to do. This can is problematic because what if they become so familiar with being academically honest that they become really at passing another person’s work as their own. This means detecting whether or not someone is being academically dishonest will be even more difficult making it more difficult for schools to find out who is
These two standards are highly debated and investigated amongst teachers, government officials, and parents to understand which standards will enhance student’s academic knowledge. Some state political boards do not agree with the new adoption if the Common Core Standards. After researching both standards and gaining my own opinion, I think to adopt the new Common Core Standards is a positive thing for our school systems. Even though it has some negative like difficult transition for students, standards are vague, and unequal access to technology in the classroom and at home (Meador, 2017). Even with all the cons associated with the Common Core Standards, I think the new Common
This is one of the retractors ideas that people in disagreement with these programs have. And they are right. Technically, sports are not an official subject in colleges. People think that collage sports compromise the rest of the students. One of the requirements of these sports programs is getting good grades during the course of their education.
The fact of the matter is that standardized testing does not infer much about the intelligence or progress of a student. First, “For decades, critics have complained that many standardized tests are unfair because the questions require a set of knowledge and skills more likely to be possessed by children from a privileged background” (John 2000). In other words, privileged students have more available resources to achieve higher scores on these tests. This is especially true for high stakes exams in which well-off students have access to tutors and the latest study guides and textbooks to help them prepare for the tests. Furthermore, social-economic status in general has a great effect on the test scores as “Research has repeatedly found that the amount of poverty in the communities where schools are located, along with other variables having nothing to do with what happens in classrooms, accounts for the great majority of the difference in test scores from one area to the next” (Kohn 2000).
The students may believe that it hurts their grades because extracurriculars take up potential study and homework time. Next we asked on if the students who are involved in extracurriculars are forced to have good grades in order to participate. 49% of males and 46% of females say yes to this question . 36% of both female and male state no. 18% of male and 17% of female did not answer this question.
III. Through my research on testing, I have found that the tests that we have all sat through are not as accurate as one may think. IV. Standardized Testing is not effective nor reliable due to its inability to effectively measure a student’s intelligence or ability, the pressure it applies to both the student and the teacher, and its negative impact on teaching curriculum. (To begin, let’s look at how testing gauges students) Body I. Standardized testing is not an accurate means to measure a student’s ability or
Standardized testing is actually putting a lot of pressure on students, families, teacher, and the school system. The reason why the pressure is rising is because a high score translate, the student is academically doing great, but a low score means possible evaluation needed. The concern for an evaluation for a student to be evaluated may not always be the case. A low score doesn’t meant evaluation, perhaps, it means more time needed. The
Though many feel that these tests are a good thing and should continue to be used, others disagree due to the numerous problems that have been discovered when reviewing students SAT and ACT scores. Many feel that the tests are unfair and this is why standardized