I teach at the middle school level, and I'm currently trying to decide what day to give my cumulative quarterly exam. I was thinking I'd give it on a Monday, just because that's when we'd be finishing up the material. It's also a day when other teachers are not giving their tests, so the students wouldn't be overloaded. I don't know if this is a good idea though, because the students seem to be completely out of school mode on Mondays. They love their weekends. I know some students will actually use Friday's review and the weekend to study, but others will spend the weekend forgetting about school altogether. Other teachers are giving tests on the other days, so I don't have too many options (without moving it a week earlier). So what do you think? Mondays a bad day for a test?