Due to a recent change in the iPadOS 13, students who have upgraded to the new iPadOS will no longer be able to see custom scrollbars in e-asTTle tests.
There are many questions in both Reading and Maths that require students to scroll to see all the reading passage or to see all the available multichoice options.
iOS 13 – no custom scrollbar
In this Reading question, the information necessary to answer the question requires scrolling to see the relevant content. In some passages, such as this one, they will load up on the screen and ‘appear’ as if the entire content displays.
It has been observed that younger students in particular, will attempt to answer a question, even if there is crucial information ‘missing’.
iOS 12 – custom scrollbar displays
In comparison, the custom scrollbars that are visible by default in iOS12 (and older iOS versions) provide an indication to students that there is content not displaying on the screen.