OFFERING TESTS UNDER THE VEIL OF GUIDANCE
With almost every student attending some form of tutoring in their high school career, The Bull’s Eye staff takes a look at their prevalence and integrity. This issue of The Bull’s Eye includes reports of students taking advantage of off-campus tutoring centers collecting DBHS tests, a story on the rising popularity of such centers and an editorial student perspective.
Design by Ted Yarmoski
TESTING AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE
Students speak out on how off-campus tutoring centers collect reused Diamond Bar tests to offer to their students as a means to get ahead.
If they have the test, and they are able to teach well with that test, then sure, go ahead. The students, they pay out money and they should get the bang for their buck, you know? They deserve the test questions to do well.
Alex Moon, Junior
Honestly, I think it’s right, because they’re only trying to help you, but as long as they have the permission or they ask for the copy, then that’s right. But if they don’t ask or if they didn’t ask beforehand, then that’s wrong.
Stephanie Quon, Senior
If you’re just getting the answers from a test that’s an exact copy of what you’re going to learn in class, it’s really not going to set you up for [success] in the future, and especially in college because you won’t have those resources.
Kyle Lew, Senior
EYE OF THE EDITORS
Teachers should be more aware of and prevent cheating by creating original tests. Students should also realize that cheating has little long-term benefits.
I think it’s fine that the after schools have a copy because it’s like they [students] pay to go to after school, right?
Sunhee Choi, Sophomore
There’s one quote from Schoolboy Q. It’s like, “Get it by any means necessary.” Shakespeare said “Do the ends justify the means?” In this case, yeah they do.
Soraab Rupal, Senior
Why cheat if in life, you can’t cheat your whole way.
Stephanie Amador, Junior
A LARGE MARKET FOR TUTORING
Considering the recent allegations toward several tutoring centers, The Bull’s Eye examined the rising prevalence of these after-school programs in Diamond Bar culture.
If they take the test, maybe a week later, they might forget a little bit, so it’s not like they’re cheating or anything. So I feel like it is helpful.
Vanessa Amador, Junior
It seems kind of unfair. People pay for this. What about people who can’t afford it? They have an unfair disadvantage compared to these kids who have these after schools. How is that fair to them?
Ankush Sahgal, Junior
It’s basically cheating because you’re not really being taught how to do it, you already know what’s going to be on it, so you’re basically memorizing answers instead.
Eileen Zu, Freshman