Q-interactive™

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Q-interactive frees you up to focus on the art of psychology.

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Efficiency

With Q-interactive, all of your assessment tools are consolidated in one place; no more having to search through your test kits to administer specific batteries or subtests.

Administering an assessment test battery with Q-interactive frees you from having to juggle the various administration materials required for traditional paper-pencil tests. It allows you to more accurately observe and record notes, capture responses, and get to a scored subtest more quickly. Q-interactive allows you, as a clinician, to focus on the art of psychology, instead of being encumbered and distracted by mundane tasks.

Data from a four-month public beta revealed that clinicians using Q-interactive experienced a 30% time savings and a 35% cost savings when compared with using paper and pencil assessments.

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Customization

Customize, administer and manage assessments in a way that perfectly suits your unique practice.

Q-interactive allows you to select and tailor assessment batteries to fit the specific needs of your clients. Simply tap on your digital device to choose from a list of the appropriate subtests. In the future, the Q-interactive Assessment Library will stock over 300 subtests to choose from.

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Portability

With Q-interactive, your office is wherever you happen to be.

Imagine having all your assessment tools contained within two lightweight digital tablets – and the ability to adjust your assessment batteries wherever you are, without having to return to your office for more subtests. No more lugging around heavy manuals, a timer, stacks of record forms and response booklets, stimulus books, and other cumbersome assessment tools. Q-interactive makes everything you need accessible instantly, on digital devices that give you the freedom to work anywhere.

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Familiarity

Even though Q-interactive is new, so much will be familiar to you.

Although presented in a new digital environment, the content and administration procedures of many of the assessments will be recognizable. There’s a short learning curve, but once you become familiar with the work flow, tools and information organization associated with the digital environment, you will quickly realize its benefits. You’ll have more time to focus on your clients and interpreting their results.

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Adaptability

Q-interactive lets you adjust your batteries as you see fit, as you're administering them.

Q-interactive is designed to provide the greatest flexibility in administering assessments and subtests from Pearson’s library. Clinicians can quickly modify an assessment battery as needed in real time by choosing different assessments and/or subtests than originally planned, mid-administration. As you review scores from subtests your client has taken, your hypothesis might change. Q-interactive makes it easy to then adjust and adapt your batteries accordingly, even when you are working offline and not using Wi-Fi. As a result, administration time and client frustration are greatly reduced.

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Q-interactive featured at professional association conferences around the world.

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Pearson presents Q-interactive and WAIS-IV Equivalency Findings at the 2012 International Test Commission Conference

Publications


What clinicians are saying

Q-interactive is changing the way clinicians view the assessment experience. After working with Q-interactive, they have enthusiastically shared their perspective with their peers.

Q-interactive is featured in the following publications:

"Raw-Score Equivalence of Computer-Assisted and Paper Versions of WISC-V"

By: Mark Daniel and Dustin Wahlstrom, Pearson

Published by: APA

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"Want to Ditch Paper and Pencil Tests?"

By: Dustin Wahlstrom, PhD. Product Owner for Q-interactive

Published on PsychCentral

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"Cognitive Assessment Leaps Into the Digital Age"

By: Dean Delis, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine

Published in eSchool News, October 31, 2014
(Dr. Delis is the author of several tests published by NCS Pearson, Inc.)

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"The Evolution of Psychological Testing: Embarking on the Age of Digital Assessment"

By: Hadas Pade, Psy.D. of the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area

(Reprinted with permission of Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area)

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"Q-interactive and the Undiscovered Country: A conversation on the new digital platform for assessment"

By: Carson McEvoy, M.S.E. & Scott Woitaszewski, Ph.D. of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Reprinted with permission from the Wisconsin School Psychologists Association newsletter, The WSPA Sentinel volume 13, issue 4.

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"Assess: A review of Pearson's Q-interactive program"

By Chris Sweeney, School Psychologist in Ohio

(Redistributed with permission of the Ohio School Psychologists Association.)

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"Q-interactive by Pearson: The Future of Psychological Testing?"

By Ben Laskey, Clinical Psychologist in United Kingdom

(Redistributed with permission of the Networking Community of Psychologists in Independent Practice.)

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"Q-interactive and Digital Assessment"

By Kurt Wagner, School Psychologist in Illinois

(Redistributed with permission of the Illinois School Psychologists Association.)

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"The Initial Digital Adaptation of the WAIS-IV"

By Drs. Tommie G. Cayton, Dustin Wahlstrom, Mark Daniel in Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment-Second Edition.

More information

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What you need to use Q-interactive

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Technical Requirements

The technical requirements for an optimal Q-interactive Experience are listed below. Note that all hardware is purchased separately from your Q-interactive license.

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Browser Requirements

See table below for a list of common browsers that are and are not supported for Q-interactive Central.

Browser Compatibility
Chrome Internet
Explorer
Safari Firefox Edge
✓(38+) ✓ (11+) ✓ (9+) ✓(27+)
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Tablet Requirements

Q-interactive requires the use of two Apple® iPads® that connect via Bluetooth. The table below lists which iPad models can be used for the practitioner and client devices. The iPads must be using iOS 10 or higher and have 16 GB of storage. You can connect to the internet using either Wi-FI or cellular networks.

  iPad - Practitioner Device   iPad - Client Device
  Not Supported Supported*
Recommended   Not Supported Supported* Recommended
iPad          
iPad 2          
iPad 3          
iPad 4          
iPad Air          
iPad Air 2          
iPad 5th Gen
(2017)
         
iPad 6th Gen
(2018)
         
  iPad Mini - Practitioner Device   iPad Mini - Client Device
  Not Supported Supported*
Recommended   Not Supported Supported* Recommended
iPad Mini       ✓**    
iPad Mini 2       ✓**    
iPad Mini 3       ✓**    
iPad Mini 4       ✓**    
  iPad Pro - Practitioner Device   iPad Pro - Client Device
  Not Supported Supported*
Recommended   Not Supported Supported* Recommended
12.9 in
iPad Pro
      ✓**    
10.5 in
iPad Pro
      ✓**    
9.7 in
iPad Pro
         

* “Supported” models will work with the Q-interactive application but may be more likely to experience performance issues. When purchasing new devices, “recommended” models will result in the best experience and have the longest life span.

** Not supported because the psychometric impacts of displaying stimuli on a larger or smaller screen are unknown.

^ New devices that are not officially supported until further testing can be completed.

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Where to Buy

iPads can be purchased at any retail store or website that sells Apple products.

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Tablet Accessories

iPads can be purchased at any retail store or website that sells Apple products.

One stylus for writing notes and capturing examinee responses

One stylus for writing notes and capturing examinee responses

Two anti-glare screen covers to minimize glare from interior lighting

Two anti-glare screen covers to minimize glare from interior lighting

Two durable cases to protect iPads

Two durable cases to protect iPads

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Uncompromised Data Security

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Security

Safeguarding client confidentiality, securely backing up your data, and ensuring Q-interactive complies with the PIPEDA security regulations are our highest priorities. Q-interactive upholds the highest industry best practices for data security and encryption.

All client information and test data are encrypted and immediately backed up as they transfer between the Internet/Pearson Cloud Server, and Q-interactive’s digital devices.

All client information and test data are encrypted and immediately backed up as they transfer between the Internet/Pearson Cloud Server, and Q-interactive’s digital devices.

Pearson uses one Secure Domain Name service, owned solely by Pearson and is hosted in Toronto, Canada. When users access Q-interactive, they are logging into Pearson directly.

Pearson uses one Secure Domain Name service, owned solely by Pearson and is hosted in Toronto, Canada. When users access Q-interactive, they are logging into Pearson directly.

Our server is behind a firewall and Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and also encrypted. Q-interactive also encrypts all users’ Personal Identifying Information (PII).

Our server is behind a firewall and Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and also encrypted. Q-interactive also encrypts all users’ Personal Identifying Information (PII).

No Pearson employee, besides the primary database administrator, can access user PII (such as passwords) or the records of their clients. This prevents misuse or loss of private data.

No Pearson employee, besides the primary database administrator, can access user PII (such as passwords) or the records of their clients. This prevents misuse or loss of private data.

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