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What should I do if a message appears in the Results Portal advising that the word per minute is below limit?

If the above message appears on a pupil profile, review the recordings and check that the Examiner ended the tests as soon as the pupil had finished reading. Also ensure the Examiner remained silent unless assisting the pupil within the guidelines and that the pupil or Examiner did not speak during the assessment. 

The Examiner needs to ensure that they end the recording as soon as the pupil has finished reading and that there is no talking during the test unless it is within the guidelines for giving assistance or asking comprehension questions.

This message can appear due to a number of factors:

  • The pupil read the text extremely slowly.
  • The pupil read the text more than once.
  • The Examiner did not end the recording when the pupil had finished reading.