The official 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 up to two Retakes.
CTECS allows students who do not pass the test to take up to two Retakes within any school year. The first WRS Retake must be taken at least 14 calendar days after taking the Test. The second WRS Retake must be taken at least 14 calendar days after taking the first WRS Retake. If the student passes the first WRS Retake, he/she cannot take another.
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)
See Student Registration. If testing time is added for SWD through the student registration process, CTECS' policies do not change. It is the responsibility of the school and test site administrator to provide adequate time and space to allow for extended test times. Test times cannot be split over multiple sittings or periods, as this would jeopardize the validity and security of the test.
Credits and Refunds
Credits and refunds are NOT available regardless of reason.
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.