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This information is a part of Manage Online Tests.

This is one of the tasks to be done During Online Testing


Resume a test when a student exits a test, either intentionally or unintentionally, before finishing the test and you want the student to continue the same test.

Verify that TestNav is shut down for a student before you attempt to resume the student in the administrative site. When you resume a test, you are resuming the student’s test from the point at which the test was interrupted. The system will upload any test responses that the student entered after the interruption that were saved. When the connection to the testing server is reestablished, the saved responses are transmitted to the testing server and added to the responses already stored there.

Only students in Active or Exited status can be resumed. 

Find the Student

You must find the student or students to resume first, then pick an option from the two available methods to resume.

  1. From Testing > Students in Sessions, add test session(s) to the Session List on the left of the page. If you have trouble finding your session, go to Testing > Sessions, and select the test session(s) that contain the students whose statuses you want to view. Return to Students in Sessions and the session(s) will be listed.

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  2. Click a session to select it from the list. Click Refresh to update the data displayed.

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  3. Search to find the student(s) whose status you want to view, or click the down arrow next to the Search button and select Show all resultsYou can change the Find Students setting to show only students in your currently selected session or in all available sessions. 

    • To view more detailed information about that student's test and item progress, click the student test status in the Student Test Status column.

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This list shows the available student test statuses and describes what each means.

StatusDescription
Ready

The student has not yet started the test: If a student was assigned a test, but never started the test, they would have a status of Ready.

A test session cannot be stopped until students in Ready status have either been removed or marked complete so that all students in the session have a status of Complete or Marked Complete.

Active

The student has logged in and started the test.

If the student exits the test and the status is Active, the student cannot resume testing unless the status is changed to Resumed Upload.

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To resume a test, click the Active drop-down and select Resume Upload.

Resumed Upload status forces TestNav to check for a saved response file (SRF) on the testing machine when the student logs back in to continue. 

Exited

The student has exited TestNav but has not submitted test responses.

The student cannot resume testing unless the status is changed to Resumed.

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To resume a test, click the Exited drop-down and select Resume.

 

The Resume status uses only the test data last sent to the Pearson server rather than data saved on a specific testing machine.

For more information on resuming, see Resume a Test.

If the student will not resume testing for any reason, then the status must be changed to Marked Complete, as described in Mark Student Tests Complete.

Resumed

The student has been authorized to resume the test, but has not yet logged in.

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To resume a test, click the Resumed drop-down and select Resume Upload.

The Resume Upload status forces TestNav to check for a saved response file (SRF) on the testing machine when the student logs back in to continue. 

Resumed Uploaded

The student has been authorized to resume the test, but has not yet logged in.

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To resume a test, click the Resumed Upload drop-down and select Resume.

The Resume status uses only the test data last sent to the Pearson server rather than data saved on a specific testing machine.

For more information on resuming, see Resume a Test.

Completed

The test has been submitted by the student through TestNav and the data has been processed. This status cannot be changed, except by using Undo Student Test Submission.

Marked Complete

The student has exited TestNav and will not resume the same test, or has never logged in to a test, but the test session needs to be stopped. This status cannot be changed, except by using Undo Student Test Submission.

Mark a test Marked Complete, as described in Mark Student Tests Complete.

To see Student Test & Item Progress, click on Student Test Status (all, except the Ready status).

Option - Resume from the Drop-down

This method is best when you have a small number of tests to resume.

To resume, click the arrow next to the student's status and select either Resume or Resume UploadOnly students in Active or Exited status can be resumed, but you can change Resume to Resumed Upload and you can change Resumed Upload to Resume.

Resumed Upload status forces TestNav to check for a saved response file (SRF) on the testing machine when the student logs back in to continue. 

Resume status uses only the test data last sent to the Pearson server rather than data saved on a specific testing machine.

Instructions for the special case when the student is not properly logged out and is stuck in Active status

There are times when a student needs to be resumed, but may not be properly logged out of a test, such as if the computer froze or the browser crashed. When this happens, the student may still be listed in Active status, but the only option you can choose is Resume Upload.

As noted previously, Resume Upload forces TestNav to check for a saved response file (SRF) on the testing machine when the student logs back in to continue. This process will display one of two messages.

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If you see this message, the student's responses to the test have been saved. There is no error. Follow the steps below to assist the student.

  1. Click Test Proctor - Click Here.
  2. In PearsonAccessnext, change the student's status from Resumed Upload to Resume.
  3. Instruct the student to log in to TestNav to continue testing.
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If you see this message, the student responses were not saved to the Pearson server. Follow the steps below to assist the student.

  1. In PearsonAccessnext, view the student's status to check whether the student's responses are listed under student test and item progress, as described in Monitor or Change Student Status.
    • If the student's responses appear:
      • Click Skip Upload in the Message 1005 window on the testing computer. This will complete the student's log in so they can resume testing.
    • If the student's responses do not appear:
      1. Find the response file, as described in Find SRF and Log Files.
      2. Upload the file using Browse and Upload Student File here in the Message 1005 window. When the file has uploaded, this will complete the student's log in so they can resume testing.

Option - Resume from the Task List

This method is best when you have multiple student tests to resume at the same time.

  1. Select the check box next to a student record(s) to select the student(s) whose status you want to update.

  2. Open the task list and select Resume Student Tests and click Start.

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  3. Select the check box next to the student(s) name in the list to confirm your selection(s) and click ResumeOnly students in Active or Exited status can be resumed.

When you resume a test using this option, the test is set to Resumed Upload. This forces TestNav to check for a saved response file (SRF) on the testing machine when the student logs back in to continue. 

If you prefer to resume using only the test data last sent to the Pearson server rather than saved on a specific testing machine, uncheck Resume upload during the resume process. This will set the status to Resumed.


 

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