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Overview of the Test Site for ELPAC Assessments

Sample Test Page

Sample Test Page

There are two types of test tools available:

Global Tools Instructions

Help

Online Help Button

To view the on-screen Help Guide window, select the [Help] question mark [Online Help Button] icon in the upper-right corner.

Line Reader

Line Reader Tool

A student moves an on-screen horizontal line that surrounds each line of text with shading after selecting the [Line Reader] line icon.

Masking

Masking Button

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

  1. Select the [Masking] [Masking Button] icon in the global menu.
  2. Select and drag across the distracting area.
  3. Release the mouse button.

To close the Masking tool, select the [Masking] icon again. To remove a masked area, select X in the upper-right corner of that area.

Print-on-Demand

Print Page Button

To print a test item when Print-on-Demand has been enabled, select the [Print Page] printer [Print Page Button ] icon.

System Settings

System Settings Icon

To adjust audio volume or the rate and pitch of speech for Text-to-Speech during the test, select the [System Settings] [System Settings Icon ] cog wheel icon in the upper-right corner.

Transcripts

Transcripts Button

To view a transcript of the stimuli/passage audio content for the current test page, select the [Transcripts] [Transcripts Button] icon in the global menu. The text in transcripts can be read by a screen reader.

Zoom buttons

Zoom In Button Zoom Out Button

To enlarge the text and images on a test page, select the [Zoom In] magnifying glass (plus) [Zoom In Button ] icon. You can zoom in up to four levels. To undo zooming, select [Zoom Out] magnifying glass (minus) [ Zoom Out Button] icon.

 

Context Menu Tools Instructions
American Sign Language (ASL)

To view audio content translated into American Sign Language (ASL) via an on-screen video, select American Sign Language from the context menu.

  • If only one ASL video is available, the video opens automatically.
  • If multiple ASL videos are available, sign language icons [American Sign Language Icon] appear next to the test content for each video. Select the icon for the test content you wish to translate into ASL.
Closed Captioning Stimuli with audio elements automatically display closed captions for students testing with the appropriate accommodations.
Expandable Items

When the screen is divided vertically, test questions (items) can be expanded to cover the width of the whole screen. When used in conjunction with the Expandable Passages universal tool—that is, Expandable Passages is not turned off by the test examiner—this tool can be used to expand either passages or questions.

  • 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.

Expandable Item arrow icons can also be used when the screen is divided horizontally to expand an item [Expand Item Arrow ] or collapse the expanded item [Collapse Item Arrow ]. The arrow icons will be on the right side of the screen.

Expandable Passages

When the screen is divided vertically, students can expand and contract the passage in the left pane to cover the width of the whole screen.

  • 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.

Expandable Passage arrow icons can also be used when the screen is divided horizontally to expand a passage [Expand Item Arrow ] or collapse the expanded passage [Collapse Item Arrow ]. The arrow icons will be on the right side of the screen.

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.

Text in images cannot be highlighted. Highlighting only persists during a single test session.

Mark for Review

To mark a question for review, select Mark for Review from the context menu. The 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)" Questions drop-down list displaying marked for item marked for review for the selected question.

Notepad

To enter notes for a question, select Notepad from the context menu. After entering a note, the [Notepad] note [Notepad icon indicationg the item has an associated note ] icon appears next to the question number.

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

Print Item

When Print-on-Demand has been enabled, to send a print request for an individual question, select Print Item from the context menu. After sending the request, the [Printer] [Printer icon next to the passage indicating that the passage has an associated print request] icon appears next to the question number. When there is a passage and item on the screen in a split-screen layout, select Print Item from the context menu on the item side of the screen.

The Print Item option will also be available for students that have the Braille accommodation.

Print Passage

When Print-on-Demand has been enabled, to print a passage, select Print Passage from the context menu on the passage side of the screen. After sending the request, the [Printer] [Printer icon next to the passage indicating that the passage has an associated print request] icon appears next to the question number. This is only available when the passage and item are displayed in a split-screen layout.

The Print Passage option will also be available for students that have the Braille accommodation.

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 question's response area.

Option B:

  1. Right-click an answer option and select Strikethrough.
Text-to-Speech

To listen to passages and questions, select a speak option from the context menu.

  • In the stimuli/passage context menu, select Speak Passage [Speak Passage context menu option] to hear the text on the screen read aloud.
  • In the item/question context menu, select Speak Option [Speak Option context menu option] and then select one of the item responses to hear it read aloud.
  • In the item/question context menu, select Speak Question [Speak Question context menu option] to hear the question and item responses read aloud.
Tutorial To view a short video demonstrating how to respond to a particular question type, select Tutorial from the context menu.

Test Rules for the ELPAC Training Test

Navigation and Item Response Rules

Pause Rules