How can students play specific words or sections of a passage or question with Text-to-Speech?

The following screenshots are from the online NY Question Sampler. The questions in the Sampler are previously released test questions from the New York State Grades 3-8 Tests available on the EngageNY website

The Text-to-Speech player that students see on screen allows students to play (repeat) specific parts of an ELA passage, question, or answer. The "Play from Here" feature is available under the right mouse-click or available ffrom press/hold functions on the iPad.

When a student accesses a CBT test session with the Text to Speech (TTS) accommodation, the TTS player will be available on-screen on the lower right corner of of the CBT test form. From there, a student can click and drag the TTS player to any location on-screen using the mouse (or press/drag on an iPad). 

When you click on the TTS player menu bar (the three horizontal lines) you see the following menu, as shown below:
Play All - plays everything from the top-left to the bottom-right of the testing windows 
Play Passage - plays the passage on the left only, starting from the top-left
Play Question - plays the question only
Play Answers - plays all the answers only


In order to locate the "Play from Here" functionality, place your mouse arrow anywhere within an ELA passage or question and use your right-click button on the mouse see a different TTS  pop-up menu. 
Play From Here - plays from where the mouse cursor is placed within the test form
Play Passage - plays the passage on the left only, starting from the top-left



Below are additional details for how this menu appears for questions and answers:

Right click on the question
Play From Here - plays the question from where you right clicked
Play Question - plays the entire question


Right click on the answer
Play From Here - plays the answers from where you right clicked
Play Answers - plays all the answers




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