Introduction to the software

A pictorial representation of the main components is shown in Figure 1. There components are described in detail later in this guide and in the appendices at the end.

Figure 1 – LADS Plus software structure flowchart

The four main components of LADS Plus are the Start-up Menu, Administration and Reports, the Assessments (Tests) module and the database. Refer to figure 1 above to see how the components are linked to each other.

The database is a Microsoft Access ® 2000 database which stores all pupil information and test results. See Appendix 2 for technical details of database file permissions and where databases are stored.