Are student login tickets the same for operational CBT Sessions 1 and 2?

4/12/19: This article has been updated with the information that CBT math passwords can be alphanumeric or numeric-only.

Yes, the student usernames and passwords are the same for Session 1 and Session 2 within a content area administration (ELA or Math). The test session Access Codes are different for Session 1 and Session 2. You should collect student login tickets at the end of Session 1 and place them in the school safe overnight for security purposes. 

For Operational CBT ELA, the usernames and passwords are the same for student login tickets for Session 1 and Session 2. You can use the same login tickets for both days of operational ELA.

  • Operational CBT ELA passwords are alphanumeric. 
  • The access code will be different for each session. 
  • EXCEPTION: passwords can be subject to change if a testing accommodation is set AFTER the student login ticket is printed. 

For Operational CBT math, the usernames and passwords are the same for student login tickets for Session 1 and Session 2. You can use the same login tickets for both days of operational math.

  • Operational CBT math passwords can be alphanumeric or numeric only.
  • Operational CBT math passwords are numeric only for students testing in an alternate language.
  • The access code will be different for each session. 
  • EXCEPTION: passwords can be subject to change if a testing accommodation is set AFTER the student login ticket is printed. 

Guidance from the School Administrator's Manual (SAM): 
1. All student login tickets or labels are secure testing materials and must also be stored in the safe or vault if they are printed prior to administration (page A-77).
2. For CBT administration, after the conclusion of the test, securely destroy all used scratch paper, printed student login credentials, session access codes and proctor PINs (page 7).

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