- Monitor the students carefully by walking around the classroom throughout the exam.
- Use at least two different versions of the exam so students sitting next to each other do not have the same version.  This can more simply be done by changing the order of the questions.
Carefully monitor students during tests or exams. Keep your eyes on the students for the entire exam or test. Watch for signs of cheating. Someone might look up at the ceiling pretending to work out an answer, but they are really trying to see a classmate’s paper. Others might look down at their lap constantly, either trying to see their notes poking out of their bag, or at their phone in their lap.
Don’t let a student distract you. A student might come up to the front of the class with a question, which will take your attention away from your classroom monitoring. This gives the other students a few moments to pass notes, look at their phones or otherwise engage in cheating behavior.
- Students might have different signs for different answers; for example, on a multiple choice test, if the answer is A, they might tap their pencil. If the answer is B, they might shuffle their test around, and so on.
- Many people tap their feet or fidget when nervous, and a coughing or sniffing student may have picked up a cold, so don't immediately assume such actions mean a student is helping others to cheat.
Do not allow any whispering during an exam or test. Whispering to another student is usually a pretty clear sign that someone is cheating or trying to cheat. Tell students that there is no talking allowed during the exam or test.
Watch for students writing large letters on their exams. On a multiple choice test, some students might write a large letter A (or whatever the answer is) next to a question, so that their answer is easy to read from the vantage point of another student. You can prevent this if you use different versions of the test, for example, and make questions 4 and 5 multiple choice on one test and questions 2 and 3 multiple choice on the other version.
- Many students are quite savvy about this strategy, bringing alcohol wipes to remove pen ink from their skin before turning in their test.
- Some students might try writing notes on their legs. They will then wear pants, shorts or a skirt of a particular length that covers the writing, but can be inched upwards to reveal the notes. Teachers should be wary of challenging a student who has writing on their legs; a student might cite harassment if you are looking at his/her legs.
- Look for writing on clothing. Many students will wear hats to an exam or test and will write notes on the bill of the hat. Ask students to remove hats or turn them around so that you foil their attempts at reading their notes. Other articles of clothing are often used in cheating, such as scarves, sweaters, coats, sunglasses, and so on.
- Other students have been known to write notes on very small pieces of paper and store them rolled up in a pen with a clear body.
Be wary of students who use the bathroom during an exam or test. A student may ask to leave the class to use the bathroom. This person might be using that time to check their phone for notes or otherwise look at notes. Before allowing a student to go to the bathroom, have him or her leave his/her phone in the testing room (make sure you see with your own eyes that it was left in the room).
DO you take a newspaper or magazine into the loo?
Reading on the bog is a pretty common practice in Britain, especially in men.
But before you make yourself comfortable there’s something you should know – it’s pretty bad for your health.
Studies have shown that the more time you spend on the throne, reading, the more likely you are to get PILES.
It sounds odd, but there are two reasons for the painful problem.
Firstly, the longer you are sitting on the loo, the more stress and strain you are putting on your bottom region, which causes haemorrhoids.
Secondly, stating seated on the dunny for two long can restrict blood flow around the anal area, which can make them worse.
If you’re there for long enough to read half of War and Peace you probably have constipation which causes the piles in the first place, and should get more fibre in the diet to help ease the passage, so to speak.
If you text on the toilet it’s even worse news.
As well as risking haemorrhoids, you are subjecting your phone screen to germs, pathogens and bacteria from the intestinal tract - mostly from faecal matter.