Contents


Overview of the Test Site

Sample Test Page

There are two types of test tools available:

Table 1: Global Tools in the Student Testing Site
Global Tools Instructions

Help (?) button

To view the on-screen Test Instructions and Help window, select the ? button in the upper-right corner.
Calculator

To use the on-screen calculator, select Calculator in the global menu.

This tool is available for the following test:

  • Physical Science
Formula

To view the on-screen formula sheet, select Formula in the global menu.

This tool is available for the following test:

  • Physical Science
Line Reader

To highlight an individual line of text in a passage or question, select Line Reader in the global menu.

This tool cannot be used while the Highlighter tool is in use.

Masking

The Masking tool temporarily covers a distracting area of the test page. To use this tool:

  1. Select the Masking button.
  2. Click and drag across the distracting area.
  3. Release the mouse button.

To close the Masking tool, select the Masking button again.

Note: This tool requires you to have the Masking accessibility feature turned on .

Notes

To open an on-screen notepad, select Notes in the global menu.

Periodic Table

To view the on-screen periodic table, select Periodic Table in the global menu.

This tool is available for the following test:

  • Physical Science
System Settings

To adjust audio volume during the test, select the cog wheel icon cog wheel icon in the upper-right corner.

Zoom buttons
To enlarge the text and images on a test page, select Zoom In. You can zoom in up to four levels. To undo zooming, select Zoom Out.

Table 2: Context Menu Tools in the Student Testing Site
Context Menu Tools Instructions
Expand Passage
To expand the passage section, select the double arrow icon 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 double arrow icon again.
Highlighter

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.

This tool cannot be used while the Line Reader tool is in use.

You cannot highlight text in images.

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. The Questions drop-down list displays "(marked)" for the selected question.
Strikethrough

For multiple-choice and multi-select 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:

Option A:

  1. To activate Strikethrough mode, open the context menu and select Strikethrough.

  2. Select the answer options you wish to strike out.

  3. To deactivate Strikethrough mode, press the Esc key or click outside the response area.

Option B:

  1. Right-click an answer option and select Strikethrough.

Tutorial

To view a short video demonstrating how to respond to a particular question type, select Tutorial from the context menu.


Test Rules

Navigation Rules

Pause Rules


About Text-to-Speech

If you are testing with Text-to-Speech, you can listen to instructions, passages, and questions in the test. If the Text-to-Speech Tracking feature is on, words are highlighted as they are read aloud.

To listen to content with the Text-to-Speech tool: