Sunshine 11 wrote:
Do you think it's perhaps because each section is timed and a child may disagree with their timings ? Some children are pretty outspoken. I don't see why they would need a stopwatch as each section is timed for them ? It's just a distraction and it takes time to set and re-set them. Better just to crack on with the paper.
It takes time to check each device and lots of devices can have hidden functionality. I think to keep it fair there should be no devices at all.
Made me smile. My ds would be the child that would argue - he'd argue with himself if he could, so yes, removing that scenario would be a good idea!