Is the equipment functioning correctly?

Run the diagnostic tool – available from – on the computers before administering the product to students.

The teacher should check that (a) the screen is clear and its colours correct, (b) the sound (using speakers or headphones) is audible (not too loud or too soft, and without interference), and (c) if using a mouse, that it is functioning correctly and is positioned in front of the student on a suitable surface so that its movements are unimpeded. Note that in the four ‘auditory’ subtests (Letter names, Races, Rhymes and Wock) sound quality will be rather more important than in the other subtests.