We recommend a connection of at least 10 megabits-per-second download speed, and at least 5 megabit-per-second upload speed, with faster speeds preferred. In addition, to help reduce potential interference with your connection, we recommend using a wired connection, or ensuring a good and stable Wi-Fi signal. Open Wi-Fi connections in hotels and other public venues are not recommended.

Q. If I’m on a slow Internet connection, will I be penalized during the timed assessments?

A. The system is designed to be fault-tolerant and to pause the timer while loading screens and related assessment material, so you should not be penalized for slower connections. However, if you get disconnected entirely and exit the browser, the system limits re-entry attempts. Therefore, we highly recommend using the best connection available to you, especially when taking timed assessments.