What happens on the day?

Key points

  • Teachers should make sure they are familiar with each subtest
  • The three subtests can be done in any order.
  • The three subtests do not have to be attempted in a single sitting.
  • Full results can be obtained once the student completes all three subtests.
  • Screening should be carried out in reasonably quiet surroundings with minimal distractions.
  • Each subtest is preceded by a demonstration and/or practice items.
  • Upon completion of the practice phase, the test will start.
  • Younger students should be supervised during the screening.
  • Older students, once they have started, may not need supervision.
  • Most of the subtests in Rapid are adaptive; the program will automatically adjust the difficulty of the items to suit the ability of the student.
  • In general, the items get harder the longer the subtest continues.
  • Completed subtests will be clearly marked with a tick. More detailed information can be found in the user manual

Setting up

Ensure that your machines are appropriately set up to run the subtests.

  • Run the Diagnostic tool (available from glready.com/student) on all machines that will be used for testing. We recommend you do this while logged in to each machine as a student.
  • Ensure that the speakers are working, or that the students have access to working headphones.

Information about the minimum system requirements can be found here.

Time needed for testing

Each subtest should take around 5 minutes to complete, making the whole assessment approximately 15-20 minutes.

Please see Pre-testing essentials for further preparation details. 

Please see the Rapid Quick Start Guide in the Downloads section for clear, step-by-step administration instructions.