Taking an interactive test

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    Pupils will need to do the following to take a test.

    1. Before they start, they will need a code that is specific to that test. You can find this on the Test assignments page:

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    The code is not specific to the pupil – all pupils in the same test assignment will be able to use the same code. You may wish to write this on the whiteboard so everyone can see it.

    2. Once they have the code, your pupils will need to go to your establishment’s interactive test page. The link for this can be found on your Interactive Tests page:

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    It can be worth bookmarking this URL on the machines that your school will be using for tests.

    3. Once on your school’s login screen, pupils will be asked to enter three pieces of information to confirm which test they are taking and their identity:
    a. First, they will be prompted to enter the code from the test assignment list (see step 1 above): 
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    b) Then they will be asked to select their date of birth:

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    c) The names of all pupils who have the test assign to them with this date of birth will appear for the pupil to select from: 

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    4. The pupil will now be taken to the start screen for the test:

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    It is advisable that all pupils are instructed to click on Watch video first to watch a short video that will explain how to use the interactive test and how the different question types should be answered. Please note: this video requires the sound to be on, or headphones to be used.

    5. When they are ready, just click the Start Test button, and the test will begin. A typical question screen looks like this:

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    At the top of the screen, you can see the pupil’s progress through the test:

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    • The yellow ball shows the current question number
    •  A blue ball means that that question has been fully answered
    •  A red ball indicates that a question has yet to be fully completed

    6. By clicking on the Review button, the pupil will see an overview of all the questions in the test, and see which questions they have answered as well as which they haven’t fully completed:

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    Clicking on any of the questions in the Review panel will take the pupil straight to that question. When a pupil reaches the end of the test, they will see a summary screen that is similar to the review panel:

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    7. Here, the pupil can easily see if they need to go back and finish any questions. As with the Review panel, clicking on any of the questions will take them directly to that question.

    8. When they are finished, they can click on End Test. This will complete the test, and the system will then mark it and add the marks to the marksheet.

    Note: The pupil will not be able to make any further changes to their answers after clicking End Test.

    Key Stage 1 PIRA, PUMA and ART – Drag and Drop questions

    Please note that if your pupils are completing KS1 or ART interactive tests on tablet devices questions that involve ‘dragging’ the answer behave differently to the desktop/ laptop version. The function of these questions on tablets allows the pupil to select their answer by tapping it and then tapping where they want it to go. They do not need to select, hold and drag the answer to their chosen location.

    For pupils using desktop/ laptops for these questions there is no need for them to click, hold and drop their answer to their chosen location. Instead the only need to select their answer by clicking once and this will stick to the cursor until they tap their chosen location.

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