The skip functionality provides students a method to move through test questions that are too challenging without agonizing over them or resorting to guessing. When a student skips a test question this information is recorded in the test record for the teacher to review later and the next test questions will be at a less challenging level. This makes for a more engaging and less intimidating test experience for all students.
To skip a Track My Progress test question a student can follow these steps:
The student selects the 'Skip' button to confirm she wants to skip the current test question. If she pressed the next button by accident without first entering her answer, she can press the 'Finish' button to return to the test question and complete it.
Typically younger students are reluctant to use the skip button. If you are proctoring a test session and see a long reading passage on the screen for a beginning reader, or you see a student struggling to decipher a mathematical concept that has not been taught, you can remind the student it is ok to skip a question when they don't know the answer.