Student Remote Testing
The CAASPP can be administered remotely to grades three through twelve students using the secure browser. Video monitoring occurs in the Test Delivery System (TDS).
A student’s remote testing flag is defaulted to “No,” so it is important to note the following:
- Students must have the remote test flag set to “Yes” to allow for communication and video monitoring.
- Students with the remote test flag set to “Yes” are presented with the Recording Device Check, the Sound and Video Playback Check, and the TTS check prior to entering the test.
SSIDs are considered confidential and must be kept secure at all times. Students need access to their SSIDs to log on to the test. LEAs should provide SSIDs to students prior to the session. The test administrator may not share the SSIDs when other students are present or able to hear or view the exchange. LEAs must take care to follow all protocols when sharing SSIDs to ensure that the numbers are kept confidential. Note that email is not considered a secure distribution method.
The following are recommendations about how to provide SSIDs to students or parents/guardians:
- Use a parent/guardian or student portal if one is available.
- Provide SSIDs to students or parents/guardians if they are picking up materials from the school.
- Mail the SSID to the parents/guardians via the US Postal Service.
- Message the student if instant messaging or some other means of direct messaging is available, including text messaging.
- Provide the SSID to the student via a private Zoom meeting—or other meeting software—when meeting with the student individually.
- Call the student or parent/guardian and provide the SSID over the phone.