I wrote up the student for talking repeatedly while I was testing another student. (When is testing not happening in one form or another?) The student denied talking at all and then added that it was not his fault because “we have loud voices.”
Eduhonesty: Let the Dean sort it out. I’m tired of trying to keep the world silent for the ubiquitous testing. Let’s notch back the testing so I can work on critical thinking, helping students understand that you can’t deny the infraction and then offer exculpating circumstances for having committed that same infraction.