Contents


Overview of the Test Site

Sample Test Page

Sample Test Page

There are two types of test tools available:

Global Tools Instructions

Help (?) button

To view the on-screen Test Instructions and Help window, select the question mark (?) button in the upper-right corner.
Masking

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

  1. Select the Masking button in the global menu.
  2. Click and drag across the distracting area.

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: This tool is not available for Alternate Assessments.

Notes

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

Note: This tool is not available for Alternate Assessments.

Zoom buttons
To enlarge the text and images on a test page, select Zoom In. Multiple zoom levels are available. To undo zooming, select Zoom Out.

 

Note: Context Menu tools are not available for Alternate Assessments.

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.

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, and a flag icon flag icon appears next to the number. 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

Accessing the Navigation Bar for Alternate Assessments

Pause Rules

For all tests except for Alternate Assessments:

For Alternate Assessments:


About Text-to-Speech (Not Available for Alternate Assessments)

If you are testing with Text-to-Speech, you can listen to instructions, passages, and questions in the test.

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