I give out test study guides at least 1.5 weeks before the test. I am available before school EVERY DAY for 45 minutes, after school 2 days a week for an hour, and during one of my free periods EVERY DAY. I constantly remind them to come for extra help as soon as trouble is encountered, and not to wait....but surely enough I get maybe 1-2 kids (out of 120) who come a few days ahead of time....then I get maybe 5 who stay after school the day before, and then I get at least 30 frantic students the morning of the test (or in some cases, the period before if they come in my free period). Some teachers in my department refuse extra help the day of the assessment as they fear it would not be assessing what was truly learned, and rather, something that was quickly memorized. I do agree with them here, but I have a hard time refusing extra help to students. I am very tempted to adopt their policy of no extra help the day of the test because it annoys me when a kid comes the morning of the test proclaiming he/she has no idea what's going on. What do you think? Do you give extra help the day of the assessment, or only ahead of time?