Before sitting Smart IA, make sure that learners have access to one device per person, ideally a computer or laptop although it can be completed on a mobile device. Learners should have a pen and paper to hand for workings, as well as a calculator for the maths assessment and dictionary for the English assessment. 

A colour overlay is available within each assessment for those that prefer to read with a tint applied. This can be accessed via the cog icon.

Each assessment has a total of 8 sections, which will help learners track their progress through the assessment. 

Learners will be shown a short video before each assessment explaining the following: 

For the English assessment, learners may use a dictionary in the second part of the assessment. Please ensure that they have access to one. The following symbol will appear on-screen when a dictionary is allowed.

For the maths assessment, a calculator is permitted in the second part of the assessment. A calculator symbol will be shown at this point (below). Throughout the maths assessment, learners may see a maths keyboard pop up on screen. This is to help them enter their answer and is not an on-screen calculator. Learners should use a physical calculator. 

A range of question types will be shown including multiple choice, matching questions and exact answer questions. For matching questions, learners may need to scroll up and down the page to see the full list. 

Learners will only be able to complete the assessments once, so should be comfortable and set up with everything they need before they begin.