No, this is only an option. If you have permission/access rights on Nextera Admin to set up classes and enter students, then you can enter students directly into Nextera Admin when Nextera Admin opens for class/student setup.
Nextera Admin is planned to open for operational CBT class/student setup approximately three weeks before the CBT ELA and Math test window.
Please note that student data is flowing to Questar based on the student NYSSIS ID. Test administrators entering students should be careful to verify the NYSSIS ID and be careful with inputting the NYSSIS ID via Nextera Admin.
Keep in mind that submitting data through your Regional Information Center (RIC) will allow for verification of the NYSSIS ID.