11/1/19: CBT Update Call Notes, Grades 3-8 ELA and Math

1. NYSED Online Examination Request System and Order Reports

  • CBT exam requests continue to come in.  Over 550 schools have requested CBT for at least one subject and grade so far.  Overall, we’ve received over 2400 school requests so far.
  • Just a reminder that schools have until 12/6/19 to place their requests online.  After 12/6/19, schools must contact Questar directly.

2. CBT Fall Webinar

  • The CBT Fall Webinar Registration page is posted in the resources section of CBT Support.
    • Go-To-Webinar link will be shared via registration confirmation email.
      • Please give NYSED 1-2 business days to send out confirmation
    • Registration link will be added to the meeting notes.
  • CBT Fall webinar will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm.
    • Webinar will be recorded and later posted to CBT Support along with the presentation slides.
  • Overview of CBT Fall Webinar Topics:
    • Online Examination Request System Reminders
    • CBT Requirements
    • Overview of Testing Platform
    • 2019- 20 CBT Timeline of Events
    • Technology Readiness
    • Resources for CBT Schools
      • NYSED Websites and Documents
      • Contacts

3. CBT Winter Training Sessions Dates and Locations

Onsite training Sessions held for half day sessions.

  • Monday, January 27th Northeastern RIC (NERIC)
  • Wednesday, January 29th South Central RIC (SCRIC)
  • Thursday, January 30th Mid-Hudson RIC (MHRIC)
  • Friday, January 31st Eastern Suffolk


  • Tuesday, February 4th Western NY RIC (WNYRIC) – Buffalo
  • Wednesday, February 5th Monroe (Rochester area)
  • Thursday, February 6th Central NY RIC (CNYRIC) – Syracuse area

Statewide CBT Winter Training Webinar

  • Monday, February 10th from 10 am to 12 pm

Registration will be posted soon. When registration has been posted, NYSED will send out a notification via CBT Listserv.

4. Update on Apple OS versions

Questar Secure Browser will now support the following OS versions:

  • Mac OS all 10.14 versions and 10.15.
  • iPad iOS 13.1

The Setup & Installation Guide and CBT Technology Readiness Checklist will be updated.

Important Reminders

Start Date 2019-20 SY

End Date 2019-20 SY

Examination Request System available to schools



CBT Technology Readiness



CBT Statewide Simulation #1



CBT Statewide Simulation #2




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