Online testing will be utilized for all District Conferences & State Conference Comprehensive Exams.

Comprehensive exam scores will be added to the judged event score at the conference. Testing will be administered online during the online testing window. Only the judged portion of competition will be administered the day of the Conference.

Testing Windows

District Conference Testing will take place Monday, December 2 to Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
Chapters in District 6 must complete testing by Friday, December 6, 2019 due to an early conference date.
No testing may take place after December 11, 2019.

State Conference Testing will take place Wednesday, February 19 to Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
No testing may take place after February 26, 2020.

Testing Overview

Chapters will register their Online Testing Proctors that will be overseeing your online testing. Proctors must be:

 

  • An employee of the school district.
  • Not a current student in the school building.
  • Not a teacher or teacher’s aide within the Marketing Department. Teachers in the Marketing Department may assist during the examination, but remember that the decision of the Proctor is final.
  • Physically capable of observing activities throughout the testing site.
  • Able to be present during the entire testing period and willing to actively supervise the exam process throughout the entire time. All students must test in the Proctor’s presence.
  • Willing to enforce all policies and procedures for testing.
  • Willing to document his/her role as a Proctor by submitting the required forms after the last student has concluded the online testing.

Chapter Advisors will register their Online Testing Proctor through the Chapter Registration Portal.  An email and phone number is required for each proctor.

Chapters do not need to pre-select specific days to conduct the online test.  Once the portal is open, a chapter may conduct as many sittings as needed.

There is no demo test in the new Online Testing Portal, so please be sure to check with your school’s IT department to make sure that the network settings are not blocked.  Specific instructions to give the IT department is in the Testing Instructions document.

The test has 100 questions, and is timed at 100 minutes, although most students are done earlier.

If there are any Special Accommodations needed, please fill out the Special Accommodations Form, at least two days before your testing day.  We can provide additional testing time or enlarge the text on the computer screen.

The test has a Move Away feature, which will submit a student’s test automatically if they move the cursor away from the exam or click outside the current browser tab or window.

Students may use either a basic calculator or the calculator that is in the test window, but the computer’s calculator, graphing calculators, smartphones or smartwatches are not permitted. You may choose to allow the use of scratch paper, but these must be turned in to the Proctor at the completion of the test.

 

 

Technical Information

One of the most common problems is that the testing portal website is blocked by your school’s firewall. Please check with your IT department BEFORE testing begins to allow port 80 and port 443 for https://answerwrite.com to pass through to the location where testing will occur.

Suggested Computer Specs:

 

  • Google Chrome is the suggested preferred browser, however, Internet Explorer 7 or higher or FireFox 3.0 or higher, and the latest version of Safari should work.
  • We suggest using a Windows 7 or higher operating system; however, any operating system with a supported browser should work as long as it supports current standards and JavaScript.
  • The browser must be configured to allow JavaScript.
  • If you have a pop-up blocker, it must be turned off for this site.