We have caught a couple of people cheating recently, so please ask students to put their cell phones and I-pods into their backpacks–they should not have them on their desks.
Since we cannot see students who are testing 100% of the time, they can use their phones to text messsage.
Also, be aware that sometimes students who sit in the back corner of the room and students who have their backpacks/notebooks near them may take their notebooks out and use them during testing.
I let students put their purses, etc. under their desk, but it shouldn’t be on the desk…