Such devices include cell phones, pagers, text messengers, PDA’s, 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.