Overview of the Test Site for I AM Assessments

Sample Test Page

Sample Test Page

There are two types of test tools available:

Global Tools Instructions


Online Help Button

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



To use the on-screen calculator, select Calculator in the global menu.

Line Reader

Line Reader Tool Icon

To highlight an individual line of text in a passage or question, select Line Reader in the global menu.

This tool is not available while the Highlighter tool is in use.


Masking Tool Icon

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

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

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

Global Notes

Global Notes Tool Icon

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

System Settings

cog wheel icon

To adjust audio volume during the test, select cog wheel icon in the upper-right corner. Students testing with TTS can also use this tool to adjust TTS settings.

Students testing on mobile devices cannot use this tool to adjust volume. To adjust audio volume on mobile devices, students must use the device's built-in volume control.

Zoom buttons

Zoom In Icon Zoom Out Icon

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
Mark as No Response To indicate that no response was provided for an item, select Mark as No Response from the context menu. For students with “No Mode of Communication” the TA will need to select “Mark as No Response” for some items. Additional information regarding the use of this feature is available in the I AM TAM or TCM.

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 each answer options you wish to strike out.
  3. To deactivate Strikethrough mode, press Esc 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.
Tutorial To view a short video demonstrating how to respond to a particular question type, select Tutorial from the context menu.

Test Rules for I AM Assessments

Navigation Rules

Pause Rules

About Text-to-Speech for I AM Assessments

Text to speech is required for the I AM assessment.

About Text-to-Speech

Students testing with TTS can listen to passages, questions, and answer options using the ear icon if available.

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