How does the online testing work and why should I use it?
Online testing is an efficient and innovative method to evaluate student performance for Levels 4–12. (Students below 4th level will take the paper tests.) With online
A minimum of two computers at your school is necessary. One computer is needed for the proctor (the supervisor, monitor, or school administrator who will be supervising the students as they take the Iowa Assessments), and at least one additional computer is needed for the students to take the assessments.
All computers used for testing and proctoring must meet the minimum system requirements. Note: Google Chrome® or Firefox® may not be used.
To further check your computers’ specifications, run the system check on each computer used in administering the test. You must use the Internet Explorer® or Safari® browser.
Before administering the test on an iPad®, please read these instructions.
Before administering the test on a Chromebook®, please read these instructions.
Orders must be placed within the order dates and at least 30 days prior to administering the test. Determine the number of students who will be taking the assessment so you may order the appropriate number of licenses. Each student taking the Iowa Assessments will need his own license. Keep in mind the Iowa Complete is only available online to students in Levels 4–12. The CogAT is available online to students in Levels 5 and 8.
Any changes that need to be made to the Student Roster must be emailed to email@example.com at this point.
Download the Riverside Secure Browser, also referred to as the Secure Student Browser, for Windows® or Mac® onto each computer used for testing. The student will use this browser for the assessment. It prevents the student from opening other websites or programs on the testing computer during the assessment.
To quit/stop the browser and return to the desktop, press CTRL+SHIFT+Q simultaneously.
If the Secure Student Browser was downloaded from a previous year, please delete it before downloading an updated version.
Review the DataManager Quick Guide—DataManager Overview to become familiar with DataManager navigation.
|If you are administering...||Then...|
|The Getting Started tutorial||Create a separate testing session.|
|A series of consecutive tests within the same level||Create a testing session for the first test in the series. If you do not administer all the tests in the series within the testing period, end testing and then create a new testing session for the next test in the series. For example, if you administer one or more tests during the morning and plan to continue in the afternoon, create a new testing session for the afternoon testing period.|
|More than one test level simultaneously||Create separate testing sessions for each level you are administering.|
|Test Admin Type||Assignment Type|
|Proctor-led||Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®) – all Levels|
|Self-paced||Iowa Assessments™ - Levels 10–17/18|
|Audio English||Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®) – all Levels|
|Audio Spanish||Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®) – all Levels|
Have more questions? Contact A.C.E.