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Depending on how a test is configured, TestNav displays tools for students to use during online testing. Students can access the highlighter and spell check tools within items, and other tools within the TestNav toolbar. 

This page contains the following sections, accordingly:

Highlighter Tool

Most tools appear within the TestNav toolbar; however, the highlighter tool is available for students to use without clicking on an icon in the toolbar. Instead, turn on the highlighter by selecting a word or group of words.

Highlight color choices differ, depending on the background and foreground color.

Play the video to see a demonstration of the highlighter tool.

Spell Check

Students can turn on the spell check when answering an item that requires a textual, extended response. When spell check is on, a squiggly red line appears underneath misspelled words, and students see word suggestions for misspelled words.

Spell check does not check words that are all in caps (HELLO) or words that are inverse camel cased (CaMeL). It does check regular camel case (cAmEl).

Spell check uses the Hunspell dictionary and requires an Internet connection to compare the typed words with the dictionary on Pearson servers. 
If there is no Internet connection, spell check does not check the words.

TestNav Toolbar

Tools in the table are displayed in the order that they appear within the toolbar below. Tool order varies by test.

Scroll through the tools to see each tool and a description. You can click Back to toolbar to see the tool icons.
You can click each image to enlarge. 

TestNav Toolbar

ToolAllows students to:

Pointer

Close any enabled tools.

 

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Quarter-inch Ruler

Measure lengths in ¼-inch increments.




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Eighth-inch Ruler

Measure lengths in ⅛-inch increments.

 

 

 

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Protractor

Five-Degree Protractor

 


Measure angles, and drag and rotate the protractor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Four-function Calculator

Perform four functions:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Division
  • Multiplication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Five-function Calculator

Perform five functions:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Division
  • Multiplication 
  • Square root

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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Centimeter Ruler

Measure length in 1-cm increments.

 

 

 

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Scientific Calculator

Perform a range of functionality including:

  • General math
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TI-84 Graphing Calculator

Perform a range of functionality including:

  • General math
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Graphing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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Answer Eliminator

Multiple Choice

 

Hotspot interaction

Visually eliminate (with a red X) one or more answers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TI-108 Basic Calculator

Perform basic arithmetic functions:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Division
  • Multiplication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TI-30 Scientific Calculator

Perform high school math and science on four lines.







 







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Millimeter Ruler

Measure length in 1-cm increments and 1-mm increments.


 

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Single-Degree Protractor (coming Summer 2017)

Measure angles, and drag and rotate the protractor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Straightedge

 

Drag the ends and rotate/move around the page to help answer items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notepad

Type notes while testing.











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