Q Global Assessments
Have you been scratching your head about online assessment? Well, I walk you through Q-Global, which I think is one of the best ways to assess your students no matter if we are in a pandemic or not.
Through the Q Global portal you have access to all the hard copy tests you used to use in-person. From the CELF to the PLS you can administer the same assessments online that you can administer over the computer.
There is a larger variety of assessments in Q Global. You or your organization chooses which Q Global tests to activate for your access or the access of personnel in your organization. Of course you have to pay for access.
Q Global LogIn
You set up your Q Global login yourself or your organization sets it up for you. Here is where you log in: Q Global Log In on Pearson. If you need to reset your password, there is an automatic way to do that. However, if you cannot log in, make sure that your organization has set up an account for you.
Q Global Tests
When your Q Global access is managed by your organization, you will need to coordinate when you get access. So for example if you want to administer the CELF on Wednesday, you will need to inform the Q Global admin inside your organization to “turn access on” for me. Typically, there are processes and procedures regarding how much time you need to give the admin to turn on the test and how long you will have access. For example, you might need to give one week’s notice prior to needing access to an assessment and you might only have access for one week.
Best practice is not to wait until the last minute because the admin might not be available to turn on access for you with a short lead time. Additionally, someone else in your organization may already have requested access to the same assessment and are using it when you need it. During evaluation season, an access schedule will be required.
Q Global has assessments for speech pathologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists that can be used in teletherapy or in person.
How Does Q Global Work?
In the video I start by sharing how to administer the GFTA3. The paper easel you have during in-person assessments is presented on the screen. The paper easel is essentially a PDF that is brought up on the screen for digital assessment. Unfortunately, it is not downloadable to your laptop or computer as it is displayed from the Q Global website.
You go through the assessment of the images presented on the computer screen to the student. In front of you, you have a hard copy of the testing protocol. So you can write on it. However, inside Q Global they have a scoring system. You can enter the test items and data one by one and Q Global will generate a personalized, downloadable PDF report that you can share with the student’s family at the meeting. In the video I show you how to enter in your data to have the system AUTOMATICALLY generate a PDF score report!
Q Global for TelePractice and In Person
I can’t say it enough how much I love Q Global. I have used Q Global for teletherapy many times, but I recommend that in-person sites like schools and clinics use Q Global as well. It also saves your back from hauling around heavy test kits. Why? Because both the stimulus books and the manuals are all in PDF form on your screen. How much easier is it to just carry around your laptop, which you probably already do. You’ll never want to look at an easel again! Watch until the end of the video for all of the information.