Order in which subtests are administered

The order in which CoPS subtests are attempted is not particularly important. As teachers become more experienced with CoPS, they will find that they develop their own views about what subtests are most useful to begin with. However, it is generally not recommended that Rabbits be given as the first subtest (especially with younger students) because of the high demands which that subtest places on visual scanning, concentration and attention.

Some teachers like to use Clown or Crayons as the first subtest, because they are quite simple for students to understand and easy for them to do.