How do I actually test my students?
The test can be viewed and printed from the ‘Resources’ button on the main tutor menu. Print off a copy of the tests and follow the instructions provided to test each of your pupils on a one-to-one basis.
How do I see progress or enter subsequent test results?
- You can test your students at any time by clicking on the ‘Add Test’ button in your student’s profile
- Retest by printing the original test, administer and enter results in the orange box
How often should I test the students?
Completely at your own discretion, however, as part of the Lottery Funded Project “Lifting Barriers”, all participating students were tested after 26 hours. We recommend that schools test once a term (having used IDL for a minimum of 1 hour per week in this time) due to the fact that over testing can diminish self-esteem if no progress is made. This also allows for learning retention and consolidation.
In what setting should we test students?
- The spelling test can be administered on a one to one basis or in small groups
- The reading test should be administered on a one to one basis