CBT Essential Tech Skills

  • CBT Essential Student Tech Skills

    Keyboarding

    • Keyboard/type at a rate sufficient for testing. (Recommendation is 25+ words per minute (WPM) in order to complete responses on timed tests.)
    • Use basic key functions: space bar, return/enter, shift, arrows, delete, backspace, tab.
    • Use numbers and punctuation keys.
    • Compose a response while typing.

    Mouse and Trackpad Maneuverability

    • Use the mouse or trackpad to point to an area or word on screen.
    • Use the mouse or trackpad clicking options: left click, right click, and double click.
    • Use the mouse or trackpad to highlight and select text.
    • Use the mouse or trackpad to manipulate selected text: cut, copy, paste.
    • Use the mouse or trackpad to select an object or window by clicking on it.
    • Use the mouse or trackpad to move a selected object or window by clicking and dragging to new location.
    • Use the mouse or trackpad to open/close a pop-up window.
    • Use the mouse or trackpad to scroll horizontally and vertically using the scroll button.

    Navigation Skills

    • Use the screen navigation commands (previous/next).
    • Navigate screen tabs.
    • Manipulate windows to utilize split screen functionality.
    • Student should become familiar with all the available tools in Nextera. (Nextera is the testing platform)
      • ELA: zoom, bookmark, note, highlighter, answer eliminator, line reader
      • Math: zoom, bookmark, note, reference, highlighter, answer eliminator, scientific calculator (grades 6-8), ruler, protractor
    • Use the undo and redo operations.
    • Student should become familiar with how to “Review and Submit” the test.