FAQ: Can students pause the CBT Simulation practice tests?

For the CBT Simulations, there is no Proctor PIN to assist students with resuming a paused Secure Browser practice test. This is different from operational CBT where Proctors will be able to use a Proctor PIN to help students resume a paused operational test on the computer.

If a student needs to pause the Secure Browser practice test, such as to go to the bathroom, schools can make the decision to do one of the following:

  • Place a file folder over the computer screen while a student is not actively testing.
  • Pause/Sign Out of the practice test, ending the practice test.
  • Pause the test and note where the student stopped; when the student returns, have the student log into the practice test again to resume from the question within the practice test where the student stopped.

Please note that answers will not be saved if a student pauses/signs out of the Secure Browser practice test. This is different from operational CBT where all student answers are saved to the Questar servers and available to students who pause and resume testing. 

Schools can make the decision whether or not a student should finish the practice test. The CBT Simulation represents a low-stakes testing experience to provide an opportunity for schools to conduct a "dry run" of a day of operational CBT in your school.

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