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The Test Taker is your online test-taking workspace. This is where you’ll answer questions and submit your completed tests to teachers for review and grading. Below you’ll find some of the features you’ll use during your test-taking experience.

The Test Taker allows you to:

  • Select and go to specific questions in a test.
  • Go to different passages in a test, if there are more than one.
  • Listen to passages and questions read aloud if the test has audio.
  • Set or clear bookmarks on questions.
  • View question status icons like Answered, Not Answered, and Bookmarked questions.
  • View a tally of Total, Not Answered, and Bookmarked questions.
  • Revisit unanswered and bookmarked questions.
  • Open the Passage or Question areas.
  • Use the Tools menu to open help tools like the Highlighter, Line Reader, and Image Magnifier.
  • Use the Settings menu to change the font size and page/text contrast colors.
  • Get extra Help at any time during a test.
  • Pause and End a test, which includes submitting a test for grading.

The test-taking workspace also displays your correct and incorrect answers, test score, and teacher feedback when reviewing a graded test.

 

Explore the Test Taker

An image of the Test Taker screen with numbers that correspond to the graph below the image. Number One is next to the Toolbar. Number Two is next to the Passage area. Number Three is next to the Question area. Number Four is next to the Passage/Question arrows. Number Five is next to the Footer, which is the bottom of the test.

Test Taker Map Description

1. Toolbar

2. Passage area

Passage area and tabs

  • View the passage, scrolling up and down as necessary.
  • If a test includes multiple passages, click or tap the tabs above the passage text to see a different passage.

Play Audio icon

  • Click or tap the Play Audio icon to listen to a recording of the passage.
  • Use the slider bars to jump to a new place in the recording or adjust the volume level.

Note: Passages may contain text, graphics, audio, and/or videos.

3. Question area

Question area

  • View the question(s) and select one or more answers, based on the instructions and question type.

Play Audio icon

  • Click or tap the Play Audio icon to listen to a recording of the question.
  • Use the slider bars to jump to a new place in the recording or adjust the volume level.

Question counter

  • View the current question number and total number of questions in the assessment.

Bookmark icon

  • Use the Bookmark icon to select or clear question bookmarks.

4. Passage/Question arrows

Use the arrows to make the Passage or Question area larger.

Note: The arrows appear blue when selected and active, and gray when inactive.

5. Footer (bottom of the test)

View the eAssessment title, student name, and Benchmark Education Company information.

 

Learn more about the Test Taker by exploring these Help topics: