Best practice tips for processing speed
Tailor the assessment approach
Some students may need extra time for reading or writing.
Get student feedback
Check in with students to see how they’re travelling. Some students may need adjustments to the teaching pace, their goals or the level of support given.
Reflect regularly on how you communicate
Students who are aware they do not answer or complete tasks as quickly as other students may feel anxious about this.
Providing reassurance regularly that it is okay to “take your time” to answer, and avoiding statements that may make them feel rushed (such as “hurry up” or “quickly”) may help them feel less anxious.