I'm a high school English teacher. The curriculum is primarily based on short stories, as well as a few novels and a section on poetry. After you announce a test, how long do you give students to study for it? Would a "Quiz every Friday" or "Test every two weeks" be prudent? Do you wait until you cover a unit or break it into chunks? I had a problem last year with the students telling me that they either didn't have enough time to study, or that they had too much time and they forgot the material. Now, perhaps this just means that "We didn't study because we didn't feel like it" but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and say that I could use some pointers on pacing and structuring.