Approving Students for Testing
After students sign in and select tests, you must verify that their settings and accommodations
are correct before approving them for testing. When students are awaiting approval, the
Approvals button next to the Session ID becomes active and bounces until you click it. The
number next to this button indicates how many students are awaiting approval
Note: The Approvals notification updates regularly, but you can also click
in the upper-right corner to update it manually.
1. Click Approvals. The Approvals and Student Test Settings window appears which
displays a list of students grouped by test (and test segment, if applicable)
2. To check a student’s test settings and accommodations, click
for that student. The student’s information appears.
a. If any settings are incorrect, update them as required. Students should not begin testing
until their settings are correct. Read-only test settings should be updated in TIDE.
Alert: When approving students for testing, you must update the editable settings in this
window, rather than in TIDE. You must update the read-only settings in TIDE.
b. Do one of the following:
To confirm the settings, click Set. You must still approve the student for testing (see
To confirm the settings and approve the student, click Set & Approve. Students can
start testing once you approve them.
To return to the Approvals and Student Test Settings window without confirming
settings, click Cancel.
3.Repeat step 2 for each student in the list.
Note: The Approvals and Student Test Settings window does not automatically refresh. To
update the list of students awaiting approval, click Refresh at the top of the window.
4.If you need to deny a student access to testing, do the following (otherwise skip to step 5):
a.Click "X" for that student.
b. Optional: In the window that appears, enter a brief reason for denying the student.
c. Click Deny. The student receives a message explaining the reason for the denial and is
Note: If you deny students entry for a test, they can still request access to that test again.
5. If you wish to approve students directly from the Approvals and Student Test Settings
window, do the following:
o To approve individual students, click "Check" for each student.
o To approve all students for a given test or test segment, click Approve All Students for
that test or segment