No, there will not be a word count or a character count visible on the constructed response (CR) boxes where students type in their answers to the computer-based test questions. However, we have significantly increased the character limit in the CR boxes this year--the maximum characters allowed is 20,000 characters, which is an increase of four times more than the previous year's character limit.
When a student types to the bottom of a CR box, the box will expand as the student types. A scroll bar will appear on the right for scrolling navigation. Students can resize all CR boxes by using the three-line tool on the bottom right of all CR boxes: