The test environment

Each pupil will need a computer, headphones and a mouse. All equipment needs to be in good working order. Pupils should be told that they must work in silence but that if they have a query they should raise their hand and wait for the teacher to approach them. Answer any questions at this stage and explain that you cannot help with any of the test questions but that they should try to do their best.

While pupils are taking the test the teacher should remain in the computer suite to check that they are progressing appropriately, that they are not having difficulty with the methods of answering questions and, importantly with digital tests, that they are not rushing through the test.