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This page describes how to manage sections for a test with multiple sections. For a multiple sections test, you can specify a test section for a student(s) to log in. 

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Tests with Multiple Sections

Depending on your program, you may have a test with multiple tests or sections. Some programs refer to these sections as units. These sections are delivered to students as individual tests, but the test is treated as a whole for scoring and reporting. 

Prerequisite for Managing Sections

Before you perform the task described on this page, select a session which is prepared and has started. To prepare and start a session, see Start a Session and Unlock a Test(s) page.

How to Manage Sections

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Manage Sections for a Multiple Sections Test

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(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

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in Active Status. To assign a section to a student with the Active status, see how to Resume a Test.

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Prerequisites

You cannot set sections for students with the Completed status.

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To manage test sections assignment, follow these steps:

From Testing > Students in Sessions, add test session(s) to the Session List on the left of the page. Select a test session. If you have trouble finding your session to manage test section assignment, go to Testing > Sessions, and select the test session(s) that contain the students and return to Students in Sessions and the session(s) will be listed.

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Open the task list and select Manage Sections and click Start.

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When assigning sections to students, check their test statuses.

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  1. From Testing, select Students in Sessions.Image Added

  2. Click Add a Session.Image Added

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

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    Monitor Statuses

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    There are three student section statuses:

      1. Not Started (N)

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      1. - Total number of students who have not started the section

      2. Started (S)

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      1. -Total number of students who have started the section

      2. Completed (C)

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      1. - Total number of students who have completed the section

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      1. The Current column displays the total number of students currently

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      1. signed in to or assigned that section.

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  1. To assign a section for all students, click Set Current Sections for All, next to a section name.  And then click Save.

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  2. To assign a section to a student(s), see the list of students in the session at the bottom of the page . For an individual student, under Current Section mark the section you want to assign. And then click Save

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