You can create class-based and eligibility-based administrations within ADAM.

What's the Difference?

A class-based administration requires that students must be in a class to be enrolled. There are two criteria options you can use to enroll students into a class-based administration: Classes and District/Grade.

When you set the criteria, you are choosing class criteria, not student criteria. For example, if the student criteria are set to collect all 5th graders, and a student is in two 5th grade classes, the enrollment load will fail because ADAM would try to add the student into the administration two times: once for each 5th grade class they are in.

The student cards for class:based administrations include the administration name, the student's login credentials, and the test code for getting into this specific proctor group.

See step-by-step instructions.

Once you define the criteria on the administration, it cannot be changed. You cannot add new eligible classes or courses, nor can you modify the edible grade on the administration. 

  • If you specify a list of eligible classes or specify an eligible class grade, you can make students eligible for the administration by moving them in and out of those classes or classes set with that grade value.
  • If you specify a list of eligible courses, you can make students eligible for the administration by creating new classes linked to the eligible courses and move students in and out of those classes.

After Creating a Class-Based Administration

  • Students in a class meeting the selected criteria are enrolled in the administration.
  • A proctor group is created for each eligible class and student sessions are added to those proctor groups. Students can move in and out of the administration based on enrollment in an eligible class. Movement is allowed until the student starts the test session.

Eligibility-based administrations allow you to roster students that are not enrolled in a class. When you set the criteria, you are choosing student criteria.

After creating an eligibility-based administration, proctors can sign in to create their proctor group and give students their test code on test day. School admins can also pre-create proctor groups before testing.

  • If you pre-create proctor groups, the test cards contain the students' login credentials and the test code.
  • If you don't pre-create proctor groups, test cards contain student login credentials but not the test code. Students receive the test code from the proctor.

After Creating a Eligibility-Based Administration

  • A single proctor group is created for this administration, named Unassigned. Student sessions are not associated to a proctor/class-specific proctor group in advance of the student logging in to take this test.
  • Proctors are provided with the unassigned test code and proctor password. When the proctor logs into the Proctor Dashboard, they are prompted to create a proctor group.
  • An email is sent to the proctor a student test code and proctor password. The student test code also appears on the Proctor Dashboard. The proctor gives the student test code to the students to log in.

If the administration requires Proctor Approval, the Proctor Dashboard indicates that a student is trying to sign in to the test. The proctor can approve this action.

See Proctor an Eligibility-Based Administration for more information.


Both methods for creating an administration require that the test-taker exists as a user in ADAM with a student role.

The exception is when Add Temporary Students is enabled. This allows a permissioned user to add a test-taker 'on the fly' into the proctor group and match them up with the student's official user account later. ,  

  1. Select Test Management, then select Administrations.
  2. Select Administer New.
  3. Reference the expandable sections below to configure the new administration as needed. 

    Depending on the test chosen for the administration, you may not have access to all the configuration pages below.

  4. Verify the selected options, and then select Submit. The administration card appears on the Test Management > Administrations page. The image below shows cards for an eligibility-based and class-based administration.

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