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During Your SLS Test at Home

Your entire SLS test session will be recorded by ProctorU® and monitored by a human proctor, and your photo will be taken.

Interacting with the Proctor

  • During the test, the proctor will monitor you (via video camera) and your computer screen to ensure you follow all testing procedures.
  • Make sure you can be seen on camera by the proctor. To ensure the security of the test, the proctor must be able to view your face from forehead to chin at all times. Suspicious movements could invalidate your test.
  • If you need to contact the proctor during your test, speak to get their attention and/or use the LogMeIn chat. It may take 30–60 seconds for the proctor to reply.
  • If the proctor is attempting to chat with you, the blue owl will bounce up and down.

Testing Policies and Procedures

Be sure to follow all testing rules. Otherwise, your test can be canceled and your fee won't be refunded.

  • Don't use any unauthorized materials, including mobile devices, prewritten notes or textbooks.
  • Personal recording devices of any kind are strictly prohibited.
  • You must disable any screen-sharing or remote-access software (such as Zoom, Skype, TeamViewer, Microsoft Teams and Apple Remote Desktop) prior to the test. It must remain disabled throughout the test. Make sure that the software will not open automatically during the test.
  • Don't communicate with anyone else except the proctor during the test administration, including scheduled, optional or unscheduled breaks.
  • There may be references to using a headset during your test. Ignore these; headsets are NOT allowed in the tests at home.
  • Some, but not all, tests offer you an opportunity to view unofficial scores at the end of your testing session. At the end of the test session, but before reviewing the unofficial score information, the computer gives you the option to report or cancel your score. Once you have chosen to report the score, it cannot be canceled. If you cancel your score, it will not be reported and it cannot be reinstated on your record. You also will not receive a refund if you choose to cancel your score.

Unscheduled Breaks

Most tests don't offer a scheduled break. However, you have the option to take a short, unscheduled restroom break. If you choose to take an unscheduled break, your test clock will not stop. Because timing does not stop for this break, it is recommended that you return from the break as quickly as possible.

If you are taking the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (6990), you can take a short, unscheduled restroom break after the conclusion of Section I, but before completing review of the General Directions for Section II. Your test clock won't start until you return and complete the General Directions. Although you won't lose test time by taking an unscheduled restroom break between sections, it's recommended that you return from the break as quickly as possible (within 5–10 minutes) to avoid running over the scheduled appointment time.

Test administrators and remote proctors are required to report test takers who take excessive or extended breaks. You must also adhere to the established policies that relate to leaving the vicinity of your testing area and accessing prohibited personal items or electronic devices during this time.