Academic Honesty

Academic Honesty

The IB upholds principles of academic honesty, which are seen as a set of values and skills that promote personal integrity and good practice in teaching, learning and assessment.

IB learners strive to be “principled” (IB learner profile -revised version August 2013):

“We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences”

Emirates International School Meadows is committed to academic honesty, we will ensure that all students are aware of what this entails. While we trust that all students enrolled in the school will submit work of their own that is appropriately referenced, we feel that it is necessary to give guidelines as to what this means and what the consequences will be if any work does not meet this standard.

 Students are taught how to follow IB Academic Honest Policies and Practices throughout their time at EISM.

The IB Organization defines malpractice as behaviour that results in, or may result in, the candidate or any other candidate gaining an unfair advantage in one or more assessment components.

Malpractice can include:

  1. Plagiarism
  2. Collusion
  3. Taking unauthorized material into an examination room
  4. Stealing examination materials
  5. Disruptive behaviour during examination
  6. Disclosure of information about the content of an examination paper within 24 hours after a written examination

More information can be found in the EISM Academic Honesty Policy


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