Appropriate reference to the IB learner profile, particularly to striving to be principled

“O you who have believed, fear Allah and be with those who are true.”  (At Taubah 9: 119)

Some key attributes related to academic honesty that we as a school community of learners model and strive to develop includes:

•    Inquirers - We develop the skills needed to pursue our independent curiosity.
•    Open-minded – We appreciate, respect and evaluate different points of view.
•    Principled – We act with integrity and honesty, responsible with our own actions
•    Reflective – We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience

The IB definitions of academic misconduct and its different categories

5. The school develops and implements policies and procedures that support the programme.
d. The school has developed and implements an academic honesty policy that consistent with IB expectations.
Standard B1.5.D

The IB defines academic misconduct as behavior that results in, or may result in, the student or any other student gaining an unfair advantage in one or more assessment component. Academic misconduct includes:
•Plagiarism—the representation, intentionally or unwittingly, of the ideas, words or work of another person without proper, clear and explicit acknowledgment
•Collusion—supporting academic misconduct by another student, as in allowing one’s work to be copied or submitted for assessment by another
•Duplication of work—the presentation of the same work for different assessment components
•Any other behavior that gives an unfair advantage to a student or that affects the results of another student
(falsifying data, misconduct during an examination, creating spurious reflections).

The distinction between legitimate collaboration and unacceptable collusion

While having legitimate collaboration in groups, student should take part individually so that it can be clearly seen how his/her idea and contribution are different from other group member. It applies also to written work. One student cannot do the writing for another student. One student also cannot copies from another with or without his/her agreement. One student cannot does work for another. All these acts are called unacceptable collusion which will have consequences as written above.
1.    The student will be reprimanded by the teacher, and required to do the work again
2.    Tutor and MYP coordinator informed
3.    Meeting with vice principal
4.    Detention
5.    Parents will be informed
Advice on and/or examples of what constitutes academic misconduct, intellectual property and authentic authorship

For most MYP assessments, students are expected to work independently but with appropriate support from teachers and other adults, although there are many occasions when collaboration with other students is an important part of the learning process.(MYP: From Principles into Practice; 2014 P.94).
Academic honesty must be seen as a set of values and skills that promote personal integrity and good practice in teaching, learning and assessment. It is influenced and shaped by a variety of factors including peer pressure, culture, and parental expectations, role-modeling and taught skills. Although it is probably easier to explain to students what constitutes academic dishonesty, with direct reference to plagiarism, collusion and cheating in examinations, whenever possible the topic must be treated in a positive way, stressing the benefits of properly conducted academic research and a respect for the integrity of all forms of student work in the MYP.

(MYP: From Principles into Practice; 2014 P.76)

An authentic piece of work is one that is based on the student’s individual and original ideas, with the ideas and work of others fully acknowledged. Therefore, all assignments for assessment, regardless of their format, must wholly and authentically use that student’s own language, expression and ideas. Where the ideas or work of another person are represented within a student’s work, whether in the form of direct quotation or paraphrase, the source(s) of those ideas or the work must be fully and appropriately acknowledged.

(MYP: From Principles into Practice; 2014 P.76)

The academic honesty policy is shared at the beginning of the school year by the MYP coordinator during professional development period. It also to teach how to use citation and create references list using MLA standard.

English and Bahasa Indonesia teacher assist students how to use this standard and make sure they have the ability to produce appropriately formatted in-text citations and references list.
Subject teachers recall about how to use citation and make reference for given assignments/projects.


All subject areas contribute to the implementation of academic honesty. Therefore, all teachers are responsible for assisting students gain the skills needed to complete the assigned task. Needed skills may include:

•    Research – Information literacy, media literacy
•    Thinking – Critical thinking, creative thinking, transfer
•    Writing academically so as to fulfill the expectation of authentic authorship
•    Acknowledging sources through the use of citations
•    Proof-read
•    Model good practices of academic honesty
•    Encourage students to develop ideas


Teachers are responsible for administering assessments and for detecting as well as reporting incidences of academic dishonesty. When academic dishonesty is detected by a teacher, he/she should report the issue to the MYP coordinator and provide evidence of the malpractice.


It is important that parents are aware and familiar with Al Jabr Academic Honesty Policy as well as the consequences applied, include parents interview, loss of points, re-do the task, detention.

Parents are expected to come to parents meeting to discuss the Academic Honesty Policy and support the Academic Honesty Policy by modeling integrity, respecting originality and helping students to understand about the expectation.


  • Be honest in presenting all of their work
  • Say “no” to students who want to copy their work and remind others to do the same ?Understand that teachers value original ideas and voice
  • Follow given guidelines
  • Use resources properly
  • Use cited bibliographies
  • Use MLA format for referencing

An authentic piece of work is based on the student’s individual and original ideas with the ideas and work of others fully acknowledged. Therefore, all assignments, whether written or oral, completed by a student for assessment must wholly and authentically use that student’s own language and expression. Where sources are used or referred to, whether in the form of direct quotation or paraphrase, such sources must be fully and appropriately acknowledged. Students must acknowledge:

•    All ideas and work of other persons.
•    Rendition of another person’s words presented in a new style and integrated grammatically into the writing.
•    CD ROM, email messages, Web sites.
•    Electronic media.
•    Sources of all photographs, maps, illustrations, computer programs, data, graphs, audio-visual.
•    Verbatim (word for word) quotes.
•    Works of art including music, film, dance, theatre arts, visual arts.

Examples of conventions for citing and acknowledging original authorship

Books Format:

Author's last name, first name. Book title. Additional information. City of publication: Publishing company, publication date.


Allen, Thomas B. Vanishing Wildlife of North America. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1974. Boorstin, Daniel J. The Creators: A History of the Heroes of the Imagination. New York: Random, 1992.
Hall, Donald, ed. The Oxford Book of American Literacy Anecdotes. New York: Oxford UP, 1981. Searles, Baird, and Martin Last. A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1979. Toomer, Jean. Cane. Ed. Darwin T. Turner. New York: Norton, 1988.

Encyclopedia & Dictionary Format:
Author's last name, first name. "Title of Article." Title of Encyclopedia. Date.
Note: If the dictionary or encyclopedia arranges articles alphabetically, you may omit volume and page numbers.


"Azimuthal Equidistant Projection." Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.10th ed. 1993. Pettingill, Olin Sewall, Jr. "Falcon and Falconry." World Book Encyclopedia. 1980.

Tobias, Richard. "Thurber, James." Encyclopedia Americana. 1991 ed.

Levinson, David, and Melvin M. Ember, eds. Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. 4 vols. New York: Henry Holt, 1996. Print.

Magazine & Newspaper Articles Format:

Author's last name, first name. "Article title." Periodical title Volume # Date: inclusive pages. Note: If an edition is named on the masthead, add a comma after the date and specify the edition.


Hall, Trish. "IQ Scores Are Up, and Psychologists Wonder Why." New York Times 24 Feb. 1998, late ed.: F1+. Kalette, Denise. "California Town Counts Down to Big Quake." USA Today 9 21 July 1986: sec. A: 1.

Kanfer, Stefan. "Heard Any Good Books Lately?" Time 113 21 July 1986: 71-72. Trillin, Calvin. "Culture Shopping." New Yorker 15 Feb. 1993: 48-51.

Website or Webpage Format:

Author's last name, first name (if available). "Title of work within a project or database." Title of site, project, or database.Editor (if available).Electronic publication information (Date of publication or of the latest update, and name of any sponsoring institution or organization).Date of access and .

Note: If you cannot find some of this information, cite what is available.

Devitt, Terry. "Lightning injures four at music festival." The Why? Files. 2 Aug. 2001. 23 Jan. 2002 .

Dove, Rita. "Lady Freedom among Us." The Electronic Text Center. Ed. David Seaman. 1998. Alderman Lib., U of Virginia. 19 June 1998 .

Lancashire, Ian. Homepage. 28 Mar. 2002. 15 May 2002 . Levy, Steven. "Great Minds, Great Ideas." Newsweek 27 May 2002. 10 June 2002 .



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