Student Expectations & Links

FVA ConfettiS T U D E N T  E X P E C T A T I O N S

 Peak  Schoology

  • Check Gmail daily
  • Respond to all communication with 24 business hours
  • Complete necessary lessons to stay on track with pacing guides
  • All lessons begin online and may include offline work as well. Be sure to complete all online and offline work before taking the lesson assessment
  • Utilize My Plan/Pacing Guide and/or Dynamic Course Schedule found within each course to remain on track 
  • Save your schedule in the subject folder on your computer and/or print out copies
  • Attend online conferences and additional intervention or enrichment assignments as schedules by your instructor
  • Complete benchmark testing for the 2016-17 school year
  • In case of a computer malfunction, call FVA (479)973-8676
  • Review grades daily to make sure there are no overdue assignments or discussion posts that require a response

Online and offline assessments, such as quizzes and tests, are a critical part of any academic program. They offer important information about a student’s progress toward mastery. This information is helpful only when accurate. It can be accurate only if the assessment represents the student’s work alone.

Students are expected to honor the following principles while taking assessments:

  • The student, alone, will take assessments.
  • Students will not copy or redistribute any part of an assessment in any way – electronically, verbally, or on paper.
  • Students will treat the assessment as “closed book” – meaning that they may not use any textbooks, references, or other materials (printed or electronic) during the assessment – unless the instructor or the specific assessment otherwise instructs (for example, a student may ne specifically told to refer to certain pages in a book as part of the assessment.)
  • Answers will represent only the student’s work, free of any outside assistance. The student will not plagiarize in any way.
  • Students will not confer with the other students, family members or acquaintances, either in person or through electronic communication, during the assessment.

Written work should be completely free of plagiarism. Plagiarism is copying another person’s work without providing direct references to the author, original print material, or website.  Put simply, always give credit where credit is due. Be sure to contact the instructor with questions regarding citing sources. Web tools that check for student plagiarism are used regularly.

Unless the instructor or specific directions include exceptions, students are expected to follow these principles while taking assessments and completing written assignments. Only by honoring these principles can both academic and personal integrity be ensured.