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Committee to study perceptions on cheating at high school

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A committee is being formed to review conflicting data about how prevalent cheating is among students at Norwell High School. Superintendent Matthew Keegan said an academic integrity committee is being formed to study results from a survey given last year to students, parents, and teachers who had differing perspectives on how often students cheat on their schoolwork — with teachers being the group that thinks it goes on the most. “Based on the results, teachers think that some students cheat on their homework, for example, but fewer students and parents believe that this is happening,” Keegan said. “We want to determine why the perceptions differ.” The committee will be composed of students, teachers, parents, and administrators, and should be up and running by October, Keegan said.

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