Assessment - Need to know

To prepare yourself for an assessment, please read the information provided below.

1. eAssessment guides, specimen papers and tips

Before booking or taking an assessment please ensure you download and read the appropriate eAssessment User Guide:


Once you have booked your assessment you will also have access to a specimen paper, which can be found within the 'Info Hub' of the eAssessment Centre.

2. Technical requirements

Please make sure you go through each recommendation below and ensure you meet the technical requirements specified in order to have a successful assessment session.

Equipment/Software

Bandwidth

Browser

Webcam

Screen Resolution

PC

MAC

RAM

Ports

6Mbps

Chrome 16+

Adobe Flash Player v12 Adobe Shockwave Player

Recommended resolution 1440x900

Windows Vista - Windows 8.1/ Windows 10

Mac OS X

2 GB

1935, UDP/TCP




Not supported

At this time we do not support the following; however, we are working on solutions to accommodate every platform.

  • Google Chromebooks
  • Chrome Beta
  • Android tablets (Nexus 7, etc.)
  • iOS tablets (iPad, iPad mini, etc.)
  • Linux operating systems
  • Microsoft Surface RT

Note: We do not invigilate computers running virtual machines. If you are running a virtual machine when you come in, you will be asked to close your virtual machine and boot into your actual operating system to take your test.

Note: We do not support development previews, beta builds, or release candidates of any operating system unless specified.

3. Testing your PC

Your assessment will be remotely invigilated by ProctorU.
You must test the device you plan to use for your assessment using the Equipment Test option located on the ACT eAssessment Centre before the date of your assessment.

Prior to booking your assessment, we also require you to visit ProctorU's Testing Your Equipment page and use the ‘Connect to a live person’ facility to request a full compatibility check. This will allow a technician from ProctorU to carry out more in-depth checks on your device to ensure that it has the technical functionality required.
Part of the check should include testing your webcam/microphone to ensure that you and the Proctor can hear each other. Please ensure this element of the check has been done before ending the session with the technician.

ACT does not recommend you sit your assessment at work.

4. eAssessment instructional videos

The instructional videos listed below will give you a brief overview of how to carry out specific tasks within the eAssessment Centre such as how to navigate the site, how to input your answers and how to use the online calculator.


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