To access embedded resources for the Smarter Balanced assessments such as strikethrough, highlighter, American Sign Language videos, and text-to-speech, students will need to access a "context menu" by performing actions using the mouse, keyboard, touchscreen, or trackpad. The method to access the menu is dependent on the student’s device type as described in the following table:
|Device Type||Description of Accessing Context Menu|
|Windows-based or Linux-based desktop or laptop (two-button mouse)||Click on right-mouse button|
|Mac OS-based desktop or laptop (one-button mouse)||Hold down Control key on keyboard, then click mouse button|
|iPad tablet (touchscreen)||Tap on menu in upper left corner of Secure Browser app|
|Android-based tablet (touchscreen)||Tap on menu in upper left corner of Secure Browser app|
|Chromebook (trackpad)||Hold down Alt key on keyboard, and tap the trackpad|
Related Training Modules
- The Let's Talk Universal Tools
acquaints students and teachers with the online, universal tools (e.g., highlighter, strikethrough, types of calculators, expandable text) available in the Smarter Balanced assessments.
- The Accessibility and Accommodations training module
describes the recommended uses of available universal tools, designated supports, and documented accommodations for student accessibility to Smarter Balanced assessments.
- There are additional training modules on test administration, performance tasks, the student interface, technology requirements, and the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE).