How to Open a New Account, Login,
Purchase Test Credits and Administer a Test

If you are ready to open a new account, login, purchase test credits, and begin testing, you may not need this sequential steps summary. Yet, some evaluators may want to read the complete sequence, whereas others will go directly to their topic of interest.

How to Open a New Account

Click on the "OPEN AN ACCOUNT" button, which is in the upper right hand corner of all web pages. Next, select the Test User Qualification that applies to you. Then select one of the options in the "How You Heard About Us" section. Review and accept the "Terms & Conditions of Use" and click on the "Signature Confirmed" button to authorize your account setup. That's all there is to it.

Within minutes, you will receive an e-mail containing your "Username" and "Password." Save this information in a secure place for future reference when you login.

Accounts are limited to residents of countries that are members of the Berne Convention and the Universal Copyright Convention Treaty. To discuss translations, contact us at info@online-testing.com.

How to Login

With your Username and Password, you are now ready to login and begin testing. To login, click the LOGIN button in the upper right corner.

Type in your username and password (both are case sensitive). Below these boxes, click on the Login button, this takes you to your account page. On your first visit to this page you will see that you have one test credit in your account. We give you one free test credit to enable you to familiarize yourself with our tests and our website.

The Account Summary Page shows Account History, Test Credits Used and Test Credits Available.

There is a drop down box to show the list of available tests and a link to print test booklets and answer sheets.

How to Administer a Test

Before you proceed, please be aware that there are two test administration options on this page.

1. Paper/Pencil Test Administration

The first option is to print the test booklet and answer sheet, both of which are available in English and Spanish. The client then answers the questions on the answer sheet in pencil. This "How to Print Test Booklets and Answer Sheets" link is helpful. The paper/pencil test administration option allows you to test in groups, which can save considerable time. Some evaluators do not want to tie up their computers when administering tests and prefer paper/pencil testing. When testing is completed, the answer sheet data is entered on the screen and a report is generated and this report may be printed while online.

If the paper/pencil method is selected, click on the "Print Test Booklets" link on the screen and print the test booklet and answer sheet. Both are available in English, Spanish and other languages.

2. Online (Internet) Test Administration

The second option is online (on the screen) test administration. This allows the client to sit at the computer and answer the test questions on the screen. Regardless of how tests are administered, all tests are scored and reports generated and printed while online.

Click on the name of the test to be administered. This takes you to the Main Menu page for the test selected.

How to Score a Test and Print a Report

When you have selected your preferred method of test administration, click either "Administer Test to Client" (in which case the client will enter their answers on the screen), or "Enter Test from Answer Sheet" (the client will use the paper/pencil method).

The next screen will be "Client Information" (name, age, sex, education, etc.). When you have completed this information, click the "Information Correct" button, which will take you to the "Court History" page. Depending on the test you have chosen, some tests have a court history section, some do not. Each screen allows for the option to choose "Cancel" or "Information Correct" to proceed.

After completing Court History, the next screen is for client answers to the test questions. If the client has used the on-screen method, the questions and answers will be displayed to the client on the screen. If the paper/pencil method was used to test the client, you may enter the answer sheet data at your convenience by typing 1 for true, 2 for false, etc. For multiple choice questions, enter 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Again, this screen allows for the option to choose "Cancel" or "Information Correct." If "Information Correct" is chosen, the option is still available to cancel or abort the entry and not charge the account. At the end of the test, a notice will appear alerting you that one test credit is about to be used. To save the test record to the database click "Yes." To cancel or discard the test entry, click "No." When "Yes" is selected, your account will then be charged one test credit.

Highlight the client's name and click on the "Supervisor Options" button to proceed to that client's supervisor options page. Here, you can print the report, verify the answer sheet data entered and delete the client's name. The default page that appears is the Print Report page. To print the report, click the "Continue" button. To verify the data entered or delete the client's name, click on the appropriate tab at the top and follow the instructions.

In summary, procedures are designed to be concise, easily followed and swiftly executed so that they will not detract from test administration.

The test administration is now complete. However, you are still in the test Main Menu screen, and if you wish to administer another test, click on the "Account Summary" link on the right of the screen. This will take you back to your account summary page where you may check for available test credits, purchase additional test credits, select other tests to administer or edit previously administered tests. Otherwise just close your browser window to exit the website.

How to Verify Data Entry

The Verify Data Input procedure allows you to enter the answers a second time for any particular client. This feature insures that the responses are input into the computer correctly.

From the main menu, select the client's name and then click on the "Supervisor Options" button. This will take you to the Supervisor Options page. Click on the tab labeled "Verify Data Entry" and then click on the "Continue" button. You will now be presented with the answer grid so that you can re-input the answers.

As you input each answer, the computer will verify that it matches the answer you originally entered. If it does, the computer will automatically move on to the next response. However, if the answer you input does not match the original answer, you will be immediately alerted to the discrepancy between the two responses via a message box.

The message box will notify you as to which answer did not match the original input. The message box will display what the current answer is and what the original response was.

At this point you should review the answer sheet to verify what the correct response for that particular question is. You will then click "OK" if the answer input this second time is correct, and the computer will accept this response and move on to the next answer.

If, after reviewing the answer sheet, you discover that you have erroneously input the wrong answer, click the "Cancel" button and the computer will allow you to enter the response again.

Continue with these steps until all answers have been input. Using this feature insures the accuracy of the data input.

How to Delete Client Names

This procedure allows the user to delete the client's name from the test record. Use this option to protect client confidentiality once you are done with the test record.

From the main menu, select the client's name and then click on the "Supervisor Options" button. This will take you to the Supervisor Options page. Click on the tab labeled, "Delete Client Name" and then click on the "Continue" button. You will be given the opportunity to cancel this procedure at this time. USE WITH CAUTION! Once the name has been deleted it, CANNOT be restored. When you are absolutely certain that you are ready to proceed, click on the "Continue" button. That's all there is to it. The name will be deleted from the record and you will be returned to the main menu. Notice that the name you just deleted is no longer visible in the client list.

How to Purchase Test Credits

On the Account Summary Page, click on the button that says "Click here to Purchase Test Credits". This takes you to the "Buy Now" link, which then takes you to www.PayPal.com.

After clicking the "Buy Now" button, you are taken to the PayPal website where you may choose how many test credits you wish to purchase. One test credit of $9.95 (U.S. currency) allows you to administer one test. Confirm your purchase. If your agency does not have a credit card that can be used to purchase test credits through PayPal, please email us at info@online-testing.com to discuss other payment alternatives. If you are purchasing test credits in a currency other than U.S. currency, PayPal handles international currency conversion efficiently and securely.

NOTE: After 20 minutes of inactivity, you will automatically be logged out of the website.

NOTE: If you select the Paper/Pencil Test Administration option, it is important that the test booklet and answer sheet not be given to clients, attorneys or other unauthorized parties. All test materials are copyrighted and under no circumstances are to be removed from the premises.

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