Can my students who use speech-to-text diction software test on computer?

No, if a student’s IEP or 504 Plan requires the use of a software program that is not available in the Nextera Secure Browser to provide a testing accommodation, then that student must test on paper if they are enrolled in a grade level and content area that is administering operational CBT this spring. This includes speech-to-text, word prediction software, and any other application that is installed on the student’s computer to provide a testing accommodation.

A student will be "booted out" of the Secure Browser if Nextera identifies other software, including pop-ups or system notifications, trying to run while the student is testing. 

For a review of all available student testing accommodations on Nextera Admin, please see the CBT Support resource How to Set Student Testing Accommodations for CBT.