WRS proctors and test site administrators are asked to follow every step of the process to ensure a positive assessment experience. CTECS offers a WRS Pre-Test, the official WRS Test, and one WRS Retake per student per school year until the student passes the test. The following policies govern most of the testing experience.
WRS Pre-Test Policy
Pre-Tests are only a practice exam and carry no certificate of passing or passing score. Pre-Tests must be taken at least 10 calendar days before taking the official WRS Test.
WRS Test Policy
The official WRS Test may be taken by a student once per school year. Once the student passes, he/she should not be registered to take the test again. If the student fails the assessment, he/she may be registered to take one WRS Retake.
WRS Retake Policy
CTECS allows students who do not pass the WRS Test to take the WRS Retake one time within any school year. WRS Retakes must be taken at least 14 calendar days after taking the WRS Test.
The assessment must be completed in one, 60-minute session, unless a school emergency interrupts the testing period. If there is a test interruption and a student needs to complete the test on another day, the student must log in and finish the test within TWO (2) school days of the initial start date. See the list below for examples of school and personal emergencies that may qualify as an interruption.
- Fire alarms
- Power outage
- Safety evacuation due to inclement weather
- Sudden illness of student
Students with a Disability (SWD)
The WRS Assessment provides the following accommodations for SWD:
Extended time (90 minutes for a total of 2 1/2 hours) to test.
Note: The site administrator must request the extra time on the student registration form. Testing time may not be split up for any student over multiple durations. See Policies for more.
- A text-to-speech feature. Headphones should be provided locally. The student must click on the speaker icon to hear the audio.
An option to take the test as it is read by an aide or test proctor, arranged at the test site by the test site administrator or test proctor (extended time may be necessary)
Note: Items on the assessment are randomized so more than one reader may be required if several students require reading assistance.*
- An option for test item enlargement on the computer monitor, arranged at the test site by the test site administrator or test proctor
Credits and Refunds
Credits and refunds are NOT available regardless of reason. They are unnecessary since Nevada contracts annually with CTECS.
WRS Testing Materials
There are several documents that must be used for testing. These documents should be downloaded by the test site administrator at least two weeks prior to testing. The links to the documents are given below:
Additional documentation and instructions for the testing process:
- Proctor Guide
- IT Checklist for Administering CTECS Assessments
- Important Reminders and Tips for Test Site Administrators
- E-SESS Online Test Instructions
- Student Directions
- Using Your E-SESS Administrator Account to Generate Assessment Reports
- Lock Assessments Instructions
If you, as the test site administrator, have selected proctors, be sure they have a copy of the Proctor Guide and the E-SESS Online Test Instructions.