(info) Feature availability varies by program.

You can manage sections to monitor statuses and/or control the section in which students begin testing. When delivering a test over multiple sittings, you can use this to have all students start in the same section. You can also have students test out of sequence if necessary.

Pearson recommends that you do not set sections for students in Active Status. To assign a section to a student with the Active status, see how to Resume a Test.


You cannot set sections for students with the Completed status. When assigning sections to students, check their test statuses.


  1. From Testing, select Students in Sessions.

  2. Click Add a Session.

  3. Type a session name into the search field.

  4. Select the checkbox next to the session, and click Add Selected.

  5. Click Manage Sections.

Monitor Statuses

If you selected more than one session, click a session to manage.

View the section assignments for the selected session.

There are three student section statuses:

    1. Not Started (N) - Total number of students who have not started the section

    2. Started (S) -Total number of students who have started the section

    3. Completed (C) - Total number of students who have completed the section
      The Current column displays the total number of students currently signed in to or assigned that section.

Use Filters to display specific student tests.

Click Refresh for the most current data.

Control Section Start

To manage sections:

  • Select a section to make it a student's Current Section, and click Save, OR

  • Set the Current Section for All, and click Save.