You can update a student’s testing status, depending on their current testing status.

Options for updating a student status varies depending on their current status. 


Update Options




  • Marked Complete
  • Not Tested - admin only
  • In Progress or

  • Exited

  • Resumed

  • Marked Complete

  • Void - admin only

  • Do Not Report (DNR) - state-level admin only

  • Resumed

  • Exited

  • Marked Complete

  • Void admin only

  • Do Not Report (DNR) - state-level admin only

For paper-based sessions, certain statuses (In Progress, Exited, Resumed) do not display.









PendingReadyCompletedActiveNot TestedNot AttemptedVoidDo Not Report (DNR)
Requires Hand ScoringResumedMarked Complete-----
Requires SubmissionSubmittedReport Ready-----
ExitedSubmitted for Scoring------
-Report Pending------


  • Verify the student test status.
  • Confirm your role and project under your name, and your district or school in the Organization dropdown. If you have access to multiple projects or organizations, click each dropdown to select the one(s) you want to view.

Monitor Student Test Statuses

Before you attempt to change a student test status, you should familiarize yourself with Session Details monitoring sections. You can click the Session Details section arrows to see available details for both online and paper testsSee descriptions for sections in each below.

Update a Student Test Status

For state-level admin-specific steps for Do Not Report (DNR), see Update Status to DNR.


  1.  From the main menu, click (or tap) Sessions.
  2. Click a session name, or first, enter search criteria.

Update a status for an individual or multiple students:

  1. Scroll to the student name, or first, search for it.

  2. In the student's Status column, click the current status, and select the updated status.

  1. Select students.

  2. Click the Update Status tab above the student list.

  3. Select the updated status.


  1. Click the status in the Session Status bar graph to see all students in that status. You can click View ALL next to the Session Status bar graph to revert to all student statuses.

  2. Select all students or individual students.

  3. Click the Update Status tab above the student list.
  4. Select the updated status.

When you update a student status to Void and re-register the student, Pearson Access assigns that student a different test form, if available. If not available, the system assigns the student to the same form. 


Update Status to DNR


To update a test status to DNR, the student must NOT be in Ready status. 

Only state-level administrators can update to a DNR status.

  1. Click the Organization dropdown, and select the state-level organization.
  2. From the main menu, click Students.
  3. Click the student's name, or first, enter search criteria.
  4. Scroll to the student's Session List
  5. Click the applicable session name.
  6. Scroll to find the student or search for the student's name.
  7. Click the Status dropdown and select DNR Both, DNR Summary, or DNR Individual.

Remove a Student Test Status

You can only remove a student's status when they are marked as Void, Do Not Report (DNR), or Not Tested.


  1. From the main menu, click (or tap) Sessions.
  2. Click a session name, or first, enter search criteria.
  3. Scroll to the student name, or first, search for it. You can also search by Status.
  4. You can remove a student's status in two ways:
    1. In the student's Status column, click the current status, then select Remove.
    2. Select a student, click Update Status, then select Remove.

After you remove a Void, DNR, or Not Tested status, the system reverts the student's test attempt to its previous status.

What's Next? (Optional)

A student's test status may require you to perform a task. 

  • Resume student test when a student exits a test before completion. When configured to auto-resume, when a student exits a test, he or she can automatically sign in to the test again. This configuration occurs prior to registering students to a test administration.

  •  Mark Student Tests Complete when:

    - Students remain in a session that you need to stop.


    - A student has exited a test and will not resume the test

  • Check your dashboard widgets for updated data counts.