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Student Copying: PSS 241




Student Copying: PSS 241

Adoption Date: October 25, 1999

Revised: January 2005



This policy covers the consequences of copying.



To encourage students to be responsible for their own academic performance.


Policy Statement           

School staff and administration will review, with students, the policy on student copying and stress the consequences of such actions.  Administrators should also implement measures to prevent or reduce the opportunities of copying.

Teachers must refrain from any activities (reading, correcting) during a testing period to ensure that proper invigilating takes place.

Any student who deliberately gathers information from another student by whatever means during a test or an examination or has in his/her possession, notes, books or material is clearly in violation of the ethical code of the school.  If the evidence warrants, the student will receive a mark of zero in the test or exam.


Cross Reference



This policy has been authorized by the Board under motions number....    



It is the responsibility of the Director of Programs and Student Services to ensure that this policy and administrative procedures are implemented.



The Co-ordinator of School Services will implement the policy and administrative procedures.



If a teacher believes that a student is in violation of the code of ethics regarding tests or examinations, the following steps are to be taken:

1.         All pertinent evidence is to be taken by the teacher and the matter referred to the principal as soon as possible.

2.         The student is permitted to complete the test or exam and is confronted with the evidence at the completion of the test or examination.

3.         Parents are to be contacted and arrangements made for a meeting to discuss the situation.


Related Guidelines                

Education Act, Regulations Under this Act.


Associated Forms



Policy Review            

This policy will be reviewed by the Director of Programs and Student Services within three years from the authorization date.



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