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About the Field Test

The Winsight® Field Test is a “trial run” that helps ensure the validity, reliability and fairness of the assessments. The field test lets developers see which items work well, and is a critical part of the development process.


The Winsight Field Test provides ETS and Questar Assessment with an opportunity to:

  • Gather and analyze student response data on items
  • Establish Winsight scoring and reporting scales
  • Stress test the test‐delivery systems
  • Offer students and test administrators the chance to experience new item types and technology to deliver those items
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The Field Test will be administered to students in grades 3-10. The data from the Field Test will provide ETS and Questar Assessment with important information on how items perform in a real‐world setting and will inform the construction of the scale on which the operational assessments will be scored and reported.


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The assessment system will deliver more actionable information to guide instructional strategies, thereby creating a richer environment for teaching and learning and leading to improved outcomes for your students.

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Schools participating in the Winsight Field Test must be able to:

  • Provide a proper testing environment (i.e., free from noise and distractions)
  • Actively supervise students, so they cannot access unauthorized electronic devices or look at each other’s work
  • Provide robust levels of security to the test questions, which are considered secure materials

Find out more

Discover more about the Winsight Field Test, such as how you can participate, guidelines for administering the test and information about ETS and its partners.


Learn about the objectives and premise of the Field Test, and express your interest in participating.


Discover the guiding principles, requirements and parameters that schools should follow when participating in the Field Test.


Find out more about the Educational Testing Services (ETS) and Questar Assessment® – and the missions that drive them.