What's Your Cheating Policy?

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  1. mariecurie

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    What is your cheating policy?
     
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  3. HistoryVA

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    Anything other than a test, I give an automatic 0 and a phone call home on first offense. I'm supposed to write an academic referral, but I save that for 2nd offense and beyond.

    Cheating on a test would be an academic referral and a 0, but I know I'd have to let him make up a test, so I'd probably make him write an essay before the redo. I've never had that happen.

    A quiz would stay a 0 until the day he graduated.
     
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    If you want to avoid a confrontation (and phone calls and everything that goes along with it), just mark it however you want - give him whatever score you want - and when you hand it back, if he complains, tell him you gave him a different quiz than the person he cheated off of....as in, the questions were in a different order. "There were two sets of quizzes passed out....."

    (Of course, you can't do this if the questions are on the same paper as the answers they selected/wrote.)

    What's he going to say, "But I copied so-and-so's paper and they got an 85!?"


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    I would ask the school what their policy is. This way, should the family complain (AKA "get involved"), then you'll have administration's backing.
     
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    First time-retake and 70% credit (teacher's decision) and documented in office.
    After that-almost always a zero and Saturday school

    Homework is always a zero.
     
  7. mariecurie

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    Retake the same quiz, or a different one?
     
  8. mariecurie

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    Yeah, the questions are on the same paper as the answers.
     
  9. smalltowngal

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    Automatic 0 in the district I taught in.
     
  10. dgpiaffeteach

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    It depends on what it was. Vocabulary is the same with the letters switched. There's no way to change that really. Essays are the same prompt. Most everything else I change.

    I also forgot to mention-a 70% is a D- for us.
     
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    Also, don't make it about "cheating"-- that's hard to prove.
    " communicating with another student despite warnings, looking at his neighbor's quiz, and rifling through his notes under the desk. He then took out a sheet of paper and wrote a quiz question on it. " All of that is a violation of the rules for behavior during a test or quiz. Whether or not he gave/got answers doesn't matter; he didn't follow procedures during a quiz.
     
  12. fraudelong

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    This.

    I had this happen a couple times last year - in one instance a student made a fuss, but all of the other ones knew what they did and worked with me. Keep your P in the loop at all times. When in doubt, CYA. There was one time I gave the student a zero. The rest, I was able to avoid an ordeal by moving them.

    Also, check your district's policy in the handbook and don't do anything exceeding that.
     
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    A student who did any one of these in my class would get a 0 and a detention and maybe suspension for cheating. I have made very clear that any of those behaviors would be interpreted by me as an attempt to cheat, so if you do them, expect a 0. I am very specific and very clear, and I very rarely have any problems with cheating...maybe 5 times in my entire career. Only once have I been questioned by an administrator - he didn't back me, causing great problems with the parents. I went to the principal, and he backed me completely (and that administrator no longer works at our school.)
    We take cheating very seriously here. Looking around, communicating in any way, getting into a pocket or backpack, using a calculator to store forbidden information, writing on the arm or anything else, etc. is cheating. Period.
     
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    Talking during the test, or even looking like your eyes are wandering means their test gets taken and they get a zero. I do let them make it up. I tell them they can come in on their lunch time and make it up or not. There are certain students who never come in after being caught cheating. *shrug* Their choice.
     

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