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Students need to have the Secure Browser downloaded onto their device in order to access the online tests. This secure browser is the same as the one required for Cat5 tests.
Currently, only Reading, Writing Conventions, Mathematics, and Computation/Estimation.
The test times can be found here.
No. The countdown timer is built-in and cannot be removed. If students get nervous watching the timer count down, the teacher may consider placing a post-it at the top right corner of the screen to hide it, but still allowing the student to flip up to see how much time is left.
The system refers to each grade by level. Levels begin at Level 10, which represent Kindergarten and go up to Level 22 for grade 12. Levels help teachers understand which grade the tests are. For example, in the fall, teachers will see students’ current grade but a one level below because they will be testing previous year’s knowledge (hence one level below).
Yes. Accommodations are available – these include: Out of Level testing, Audio Accommodations, and Extra time. These items will be reviewed during training and can be requested for set up (the accommodations are not by default in the system).
Yes, you can request this during training so that we have all the details confirmed for set up. Students can be tested outside their current grade by using the out-of-level option on the teacher’s dashboard.
It depends on the school and their needs. Typically schools may want to test students during the Fall to test student’s previous year’s knowledge (one level below), and/or in the spring, to test students at the current grade level to see if they’ve retained what they learned so far in that year.
No. Please inquire for further details regarding pricing.
Yes, as long as the students are a part of a school district/board.
No. We do not sell our tests to parents.
No. Everything on the test are based on the curriculum. For Cat4, the tests are based on the 2008 curriculum.