Preparation for the Assessment

Before administering the assessment, make sure to have the following materials available for each student:

  • A test booklet
  • An answer booklet
  • At least two sharpened pencils for students (Pencils are recommended because marks made are erasable for the student. For users entering information into the DEI, they provide a dark mark on a page, which may facilitate identification of student responses.)
  • Blank scratch paper
  • Graph paper (mathematics for grades six, seven, eight, and eleven, although allowed in the CAST)
  • Calculator (grades six, seven, eight, and eleven and the CAST—refer to the Calculator Use Guidelines subtopic)