Student Login and Testing

Start the Test Session

  1. Log in to the Comprehensive Assessment Platform at:
  2. From the menu, choose Summative Testing > Manage Summative Testing.
  3. Select from your assigned test sessions and click Start Session.
  4. Look for the SESSION NAME and PASSWORD, and write it on a board for students to copy:

When Students Arrive

  1. Distribute the printed test tickets.
  2. Read your state's test administration script, if applicable.
  3. Help students start the testing browser or app:

    Windows desktop:

    Start menu > NWEA Secure Testing Browser


    Mac desktop:

    NWEA Secure Testing Browser icon on the desktop


    Chromebook or iPad:

    NWEA Secure Testing App

  4. Help students complete sign-on using the information that you have written on the board:

Type session name and password from board:


Type credentials from printed test ticket:


    Wait for confirmation:

Confirm Student

  1. Under PROGRESS, click the green icon for the student with To Be Confirmed status:


    Near the top, click CONFIRM to confirm all students awaiting confirmation. The number shows how many students will be confirmed. However, in large groups, do not start everyone at once. Confirm students a few at a time.

  2. Tell the student to click the start arrow:

Troubleshooting: See Issues During Testing if a student cannot log in, a blank screen appears, or a warning appears in your Proctor Console.

Guidance for Students Using iPad Devices

iPad Scrolling and Zooming Instructions

  • To see all item text on lengthy items (passages, two part), scroll vertically or swipe up or down.
  • To scroll vertically on items that display side-by-side, tap anywhere inside the left frame and swipe up or down.
Note: For a few side-by-side items, the item text will appear cut off from the visible area of the screen, which requires horizontal scrolling. Tap anywhere inside the frame, then swipe to the left or right to scroll horizontally to see the hidden text.
  • To zoom in, pinch open.
  • To zoom out, pinch close.