Yes, you need to "verify" CBT Tech Readiness via Nextera Admin if your school has ordered any subject/grade level of Grades 3-8 operational CBT ELA or math. Approximately 2-3 days after completing your school's test order in the NYSED online examination request system, the principal and/or district test coordinator (DTC) will be contacted by Nextera with a "Welcome to Nextera" email that includes login credentials.
To verify CBT Tech Readiness, schools must confirm via an online form at Nextera Admin that they meet all eight areas of tech readiness. Only those principals and district test coordinators (DTC) from schools that have ordered operational CBT will be contacted by Nextera to verify CBT Tech Readiness.
Note that if your school is only administering computer-based field tests (stand-alone field testing or SAFT), you do not need to "verify" tech readiness through Nextera Admin. However, you should review the CBT Tech Readiness Checklist and make sure your school meets the requirements and follows the guidelines for a successful computer-based field testing administration.
You can locate the CBT Tech Readiness Checklist here.