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Overview of the Test Site for California Alternate Assessments

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 Online Help Button 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 requires you to have the Masking accommodation.

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.

 

Context Menu Tools Instructions
Expand buttons

You can expand the passage section or the question section for easier readability.

  • To expand the passage section, select the right arrow icon Right Arrow Icon below the global menu. To collapse the expanded passage section, select the left arrow icon Left Arrow Icon in the upper-right corner.
  • To expand the question section, select the left arrow icon Left Arrow Icon below the global menu. To collapse the expanded question section, select the right arrow icon Right Arrow Icon in the upper-left corner.
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, like this: Item number displaying bent flap to indicate the item has been marked for review; and a flag icon flag icon appears next to the number on the test page. The Questions drop-down list displays (marked) for the selected question.
Mark as No Response To mark a question as having no response, select Mark as No Response from the context menu. To cancel this selection, return to the context menu and select Unmark No Response.
Notepad

To enter notes or comments for a question, select Notepad from the context menu. After you enter a note, a pencil icon note icon appears next to the question number on the test page.

You can only access your notes for a question on that question’s test page.

Strikethrough

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:

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.

Test Rules for California Alternate Assessments

Stopping Rules

For ELA and Mathematics tests:

For Science tests:

Navigation Rules

Pause Rules


About Print-on-Demand for California Alternate Assessments

The CAAs require you to have a print accommodation if you need to request printouts:

To send a print request to the Test Administrator, choose from the following options: