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BISD announces updated policy regarding use of devices during testing
Feb 13, 2009 | 1006 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Parents and students need to be aware of the new, stronger state-mandated policy regarding the inappropriate student use of any telecommunication or recording devices during state testing days beginning now. Such devices include cell phones, pagers, text meessengers, PDAs, walkie-talkies, cameras/video recorders and any device containing a camera or video recorder, voice recorders and any device containing a voice recorder as well as multifunction watches containing any of the items listed previously. As technology emerges, additional devices could be added to this list.

Use of a telecommunication or recording device during state testing could result in the invalidation of the student’s test scores. The campus administration will investigate all reports of inappropriate use of these devices prior to taking any action regarding student test scores.

Students may continue to bring cell phones and other approved devices to school, but will be asked to remove them from their pockets and clothing and place them in their purses/backpacks away from their desks during testing. Because of the importance of this rule, students are strongly advised to leave these devices outside the testing room until they have completed the testing for each day.

For additional information, contact the campus principal or Nancy Jones, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Beeville ISD, at 358-7111.
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