Give each student three lifelines to assist them while testing, completing homework, classwork, etc. This allows students the opportunity for three "saves". Take away the lifeline after the assistance is complete. At the beginning of the school year allow them all three lifelines. Mid-way through the first semester take away one lifeline, only leaving the students with two. After Christmas, only allow them one. This allows the students the opportunity to gradually build up self-confidence and stamina.