I am debating on buying privacy folders. When I student-taught fourth grade they had them, but this year (I teach 5th) I did not have them, and I only ran into a few problems. My one class that had was filled with behavior issues I had caught students a few times looking at another student's paper or trying to get the answer. I didn't have specific procedure for it. I would take the test and have the student come back at lunch to complete or I would take the quiz/test and grade as is. One time one student ended up with a 90, while the other one only a 40. I want to give a zero, but then there is no way for the child to redeem their grade that marking period. Well, it would be a struggle to anyway, due to my subject's grading policy. My question is one, what are your procedures for cheating? And two, do you think privacy shields are a good idea or is it not really teaching the child anything? It would probably make my life easier, but then again they could still use a piece of paper(I had one fifth grader try this), and once they get to the upper grades they don't use them anymore. Input is appreciated. P.S- I teach at a middle school.