Okay, today I gave my biology students a test over genetics. Two of the kids in my last hour were absent yesterday for the test review. They told me that they shouldn't have to take the test. I told them that they did have to take the test because they were here for all of the material and they knew that the test would be today. If they were absent yesterday, they still should have known about the test today and studied for it. Well, one kid refused to take the test and started to make a scene. Our principal was not in the office today, so I couldn't send him to talk to him. So, I pulled a free teacher from next door to talk to him (he is more of a disciplinarian with the kids and was the teacher I took over for in this class). The other teacher talked to the kid and convinced him to take his test. While I am going to discuss the incident with the principal tomorrow, I am wondering a couple of things. First of all, should I give extra time to kids who miss a test review? I still don't believe that I should, but am I in the minority on this? Also, what should I do with a student who openly defies me in class when the principal is not present. We don't have a dean or anyone else in charge of discipline except the principal. We also don't have any assistant principals.