All tests have navigation and test tools. Some test tools are available only for specific tests or questions.
Sample Test Page
There are two types of test tools available:
Help (?) button
|To view the on-screen Test Instructions and Help window, select the question mark (?) button in the upper-right corner.|
To use the on-screen calculator, select Calculator in the global menu.
This tool is available for the following tests:
To view the on-screen formula sheet, select Formula in the global menu.
This tool is available for the following test:
The Masking tool temporarily covers a distracting area of the test page. To use this tool:
To close the Masking tool, select the Masking button again. To remove a masked area, select X in the upper-right corner of that area.
Note: The Masking tool is available for students with the Masking Designated Support enabled in TIDE.
To adjust audio volume during the test, select the cog wheel icon in the upper-right corner.
||To enlarge the text and images on a test page, select Zoom In. Multiple zoom levels are available. To undo zooming, select Zoom Out.|
|Context Menu Tools||Instructions|
||To expand the passage section, select the double arrow icon in the upper-right corner of that section. The passage section will overlap the question section for easier readability. To collapse the expanded section, select the double arrow icon again.|
To highlight text, select the text on the screen and then select Highlight Selection from the context menu. To remove highlighting, select Reset Highlighting from the context menu.
You cannot highlight text in images.
This tool cannot be used while the Line Reader tool is in use.
|Mark for Review
||To mark a question for review, select Mark for Review from the context menu. The marked question number displays a flap in the upper-right corner, and a flag icon appears next to the number. The Questions drop-down list displays "(marked)" for the selected question.|
|Select Previous Version||
To view and restore responses previously entered for a Text Response question, select the Select Previous Version option from the context menu. A list of saved responses appears. Select the appropriate response and click Select.
For selected response questions, you can cross out an answer option to focus on the options you think might be correct. There are two options for using this tool:
To view a short video demonstrating how to respond to a particular question type, select Tutorial from the context menu.
For HSA Science and EOC Algebra I, Algebra II, Biology I, and U.S. History tests:
For HSA-Alt Assessments:
To send a print request to the Test Administrator, choose from the following options:
For some tests, Text-to-Speech is an accommodation that requires state-level approval. For some tests, Text-to-Speech is available as a designated support that does not require state-level approval. The following tests allow you to listen to test content as a designated support:
NOTE: Text-to-Speech is not automatically enabled for any tests. TAs and/or TCs must pre-set the TTS designated support for the above tests via the TIDE system or the TA Live Site prior to the start of student testing.
To listen to content with the Text-to-Speech tool: