Academic Integrity: The FLVS Non-Negotiable
Academic Integrity: An Overview for Parents
Academic integrity is the cornerstone of learning at Florida Virtual School (FLVS). As such it is a non-negotiable. Because of its preeminence in all of our instruction, there are a variety of tools that we use in ensuring the integrity of student work.
Among these tools are:
Academic Integrity presentation at FLVS “Open House”
This Internet tool compares student work against a variety of databases. The FLVS Learning Management System is now integrated with Turnitin.com, and most work is automatically uploaded to the system. This database compares students’ work against other students’ work, as well as work found on the Internet.
Academic Integrity Database
FLVS maintains its own database of student work. This database is used to compare student-to-student work to verify student originality.
FLVS instructors have extensive classroom experience. Their expertise is often a guide in identifying the level of originality in student work.
Discussion Based Assessments
Each teacher regularly conducts discussion based assessments with his or her students. These conversations occur at specific intervals in a course and are included in the assessment component of each course. The teacher discusses individual student work and extends the conversation to verify the authenticity of the student work. It is expected that the work submitted by the student will align with level of demonstrated mastery on the discussion based assessment.
Each faculty member can request a proctored exam at any time for a student. All students agree to take a proctored exam when they register to take our courses.
Random Proctored Exams
Students are randomly chosen to take a proctored exam. For more information please visit http://www.flvs.net/myFLVS/student-handbook/Pages/AcademicIntegrity.aspx
Academic Integrity Hotline/Email
Community members, guidance counselors, parents, and students can call or email any academic integrity-related issue anonymously.