When I was a year 6 ESL teacher, the children got nervous as the final CIPP examination approached; two weeks before the great event, in order to make them feel more confident, I generally offered them extra coaching after school . It was optional as it implied staying in class for one more hour after double shift school time, to work on the skills they found more challenging. ( … In the end, 95% of the class stayed, which made me feel very good; they really were committed children).
One of the things most kids stumbled upon was recognizing the kind of question that appeared on the test, what to pay attention to and which skills to focus on in order to answer them correctly. So I created this poster which turned out to be very useful. I chose a traffic light design because it is visually clear. Have a look. I hope you find it inspiring for your students!