Best Practice: Staggering Student-Testing Start Times

For computer-based testing, a best practice for ensuring a seamless online test-download and test-starting experience for students is to stagger student-testing start times. This is especially important within a large group of students so that not all students within a large group are downloading the test at the very same moment. We recommend staggering groups of 25-30 students to download the test (click the “Start Test” button) every 2-3 minutes.

Following this best practice will help to ensure a seamless and complete test download that works well with most standard school internet/network speeds.

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