Is the teacher familiar with the subtest being administered?

Teachers should be thoroughly familiar with each subtest before they attempt to administer it. The CoPS subtests are extremely easy for any competent adult to deliver, but before administering the subtests to a student, it is essential for teachers to become thoroughly familiar with them. The best way to do this is for teachers to add themselves as a ‘student’, assign the product to themselves and run through all the subtests personally. When doing this, teachers should carefully consult the details of each subtest given in About the subtests. This is especially important, for this chapter explains:

  • the structure of each subtest
  • how the student should be prepared for that subtest
  • hints about administering that subtest.