The test environment

As mentioned above students completing NGST need to be in a quiet room without interruptions. Enough time should be allocated to allow students to settle, be given the introduction to the test and complete it. A total of 40 minutes should be sufficient to introduce and administer the test.

Students should be told 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.

While students are completing the test, the teacher should walk round the computer suite to check that they are progressing appropriately and that they are not having difficulty with the methods of answering questions.