Everyone has a bad day now and then. If you see a student who normally performs well having a bad day, give him or her one of these slips. It requires them to complete three activities connected to the test objectives and a form for reflection before re-testing. When a student completes these, he/she can re-test (the original test or an alternate). You may also wish to make these available to all of your students. My colleagues and I have had amazing results with these, and students are learning how to plan ahead to study so they don't need these any longer. These work especially well for students struggling using a new language.