The Tests Module
LADS Plus Testing (new user self-registers)
The user will encounter a screen similar to that shown in figure 14. Note that in order to minimise distraction by other programs during assessment, all LADS Plus Test screens may be surrounded by an opaque grey border covering the entire visible desktop.
Figure 14 – Test Module introductory screen
Upon selecting the upper option (Register first and then start LADS Plus test), the new user is asked to register personal details on the Registration screen shown below.
Figure 15 – Registration screen
Once the personal details have been entered and the Save icon has been selected, the new user is taken directly to the Tests Menu (figure 16).
Figure 16 – The LADS Plus Tests Menu
The Non-verbal Reasoning test must be done first, followed by Verbal Reasoning. Timings within Word Recognition and Word Construction depend directly on the results of the Non-verbal Reasoning test.
The three final tests are disabled until both Reasoning tests have been completed. Note that all the LADS Plus assessment tasks use digitised speech, therefore it is advisable for all users to wear headphones whilst the tests are being administered. Alternately, it may be satisfactory in quiet testing situations for the user to listen via the computer's speakers. For details about the individual tests and how to administer them, please see the LADS Plus Administrator’s Manual, which covers this in detail.
LADS Plus Testing (user has already been registered)
The user will see one of two kinds of screen. A setting on the Security screen determines whether users will have their name shown on the Login list. Another setting determines whether the user will use his/her date of birth instead of a password; in the case shown in figure 17, this user does.
Figure 17 – Pre-registered User – screen A
After this screen the user will be taken to the Tests Menu (figure 16).
The user in figure 18 must enter his/her password in order to proceed to the Test Menu screen.
As stated previously, it is up to the administrator to decide whether any or all users are required to use a password or their date of birth to gain entry to the Test Menu (figure 16).
Figure 18 – Pre-registered User – screen B
For more details about the five assessment modules, see the LADS Plus Administrator’s Manual.