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Save Button: Optional feature that lets you save technology-enhanced questions
Pause: When test paused, students will be logged out. They have 20 minutes to log back in. If they log back in within 20 minutes, all work completed will be saved for review and edits. If a student logs back in AFTER 20 minutes, all answered questions will be submitted as complete (final) and student will not be able to review those questions. Student will only be able to continue with unanswered questions
End Test: Click this button after all test questions are answered and reviewed to start the test submission process
Masking: The Masking tool temporarily covers a distracting area of the test page
Dictionary: Search the Merriam-Webster dictionary or thesaurus, select Dictionary in the global menu
Notepad: Open on-screen notepad Per NHSAS: Any notes on the digital notepad will not be saved when a test is paused regardless of how long the test was paused
Zoom: Page In and Out
Click on the ?: Access Test Information and Help Guide. This does not help with content, but only how to navigate the test
For each question, students can access different Options found in the Context Tool Menu.
Access Options by clicking on the icon above the question.
Tutorial: A video tutorial on how to manipulate the tools in the test. This is not for content. Click here for demonstrations of the item (question) type tutorials Mark for Review: A student can flag any question to come back to it Strikethrough: For multiple choice questions, a student can cross out answers that are NOT correct Speak Option: If Text-to-Speech enabled, choose Speak Option Highlight: Place mouse in front of text to be highlighted. Left Click and drag to select text. Right click Options in Context Tool Menu. Highlight function will now appear
Item type tutorials show users how to navigate the items and tools available while taking an online assessment. While testing, item type tutorials are accessible to students throughout the assessment. Students can review the tutorials here to become familiar with the different item types that may appear on an assessment.
Click here to preview the Item Type Tutorials. Tutorials include how to use specific tools to answer the following question types:
Equation Response Editor (Math Only)
Evidence Based Selected Response (Read and Respond): Students read a passage and navigate through a multi-part question
Grid Item: Drag and Drop answers into the Answer Space (may include an object bank, number bank, etc.)
Hot Text: Drag and drop sentences/text on the screen
Matching Item: Select boxes in a table
Table Item: Complete a table by entering text into the text box(es) displayed
Extended Response and Short Answer: Students will have access to an editing tool bar
Editing Task with Choice: Highlighted text may need to be corrected. Students select the highlighted text and chooses their answer from the drop down menu
Simulation Item: Read a question and follow the prompts to interact with this question type
Reading Text: Scroll and Expand Text
Scroll through text using the separate scroll bar mid-screen.
Expand the passage/ question by clicking the double arrow.
Questions for the passage are on the right. Scroll through and answer ALL parts of the question.
Written Response Editing Tools
Assessments include written responses. For each written response, students will have access to the following editing tools:
Lists: Numbered and Bullets
Cut, Copy and Paste
Text in a passage CAN be highlighted.
To use Highlight option students MUST:
Move cursor to beginning of text
Left click and drag mouse over text to select
Let go of left click
Go to Option Menu. Choose Highlight Selection
Question Type: Editing
Some questions may contain words or phrases that are highlighted to indicate that they may be incorrect. To make the correction, students will need to click on each highlight to select a word or phrase from a drop down list.
1. Highlighted word
2. Click for list of words/phrases