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On Test Day: At Home Testing

Knowing what to expect when you take your SLS test at home will help ensure you're ready to do your best on test day. Review this information to learn about the at home testing procedures for the SLS tests, including the materials you'll need and how to prepare the room where you'll test.


Review The School Leadership Series Information Bulletin for more information, including ID requirements, unscheduled breaks, canceling your scores and dismissal from a test.

What to expect on test day

  • Run a final Equipment Check and fix any issues before you attempt to check in for your test. All issues must be resolved before your appointment time. A link to your final equipment check can be found in your confirmation email and in your SLS account.
  • Close all browsers and applications not needed for the test. This can help prevent bandwidth issues while you test.
  • Make sure any other devices in your home that use the internet aren’t running.
  • Gather the materials you'll need for your test session. (All other materials are prohibited.)
    • Passport or other acceptable ID
    • Acceptable note-taking materials, such as a whiteboard or plastic transparency sheet, that can be erased in view of the proctor
    • Cellphone or hand-held mirror for check in
  • Make sure your testing area meets all environment requirements, including:
    • The room is quiet and well lit.
    • The table and surrounding area are clear.
  • Make sure you’re dressed appropriately, with your ears and face visible to the proctor. Avoid wearing any jewelry or other accessories.
  • Face masks may not be worn during check in or any part of the at home testing session.

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


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, including during scheduled and unscheduled breaks.
  • There may be references to using a headset during your test. Ignore them; headsets are NOT allowed in the tests at home.

Unscheduled breaks

Most tests don't include a break. However, if you’re 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.  See the Bulletin to learn more about the unscheduled break policy.


Canceling your scores

If you think you didn't perform to your potential, you’ll have the option to cancel your scores at the end of your test, but before viewing your unofficial score on the screen.

The Connecticut Administrator Test (6412) allows you to view unofficial scores at the end of your testing session. Unofficial scores aren’t available on other SLS tests.

See the Bulletin to learn more about canceling your scores.

Troubleshooting and technical issues

For additional information and technical troubleshooting support, check your confirmation email or login to your SLS account.